**WEBSITES ON MATH FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS**

Access these sites through your computer’s
Internet connection. Open the __underlined__ address (URL).
Information can be printed or downloaded to your computer. Be
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the “Back” button.

All of the sites listed were active as of October 4, 2009. The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of information given, the general appearance of the site and its potential use in the classroom.

WEBSITES LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES WEBQUESTS

**
A+ PLUS MATH **

**
http://www.aplusmath.com/**

A fun site where kids grades K-8 can learn math interactively.
Sections: Game Room, Flash Cards, Homework Helper and
Worksheets. Excellent

**
AAA MATH **

**
http://www.aaamath.com/**

A huge site for basic math skills. Set up by grade level or math
topic. Challenges and games. Excellent

**
ALLMATH.COM – MATH SITE FOR KIDS**

**
http://www.allmath.com/**

A huge site with problems, calculators, converters, flash cards
and more. Sections: Math Tools, Flash Cards, Metric Converter,
The Magic Square (game), Math Glossary, Multiplication Table,
Metric Conversion Factors and lots of links. Excellent

**
CALCULATION NATION – FREE ONLINE MATH
GAMES
NEW!
http://calculationnation.nctm.org/**

A colorful collection of math games for various grade levels. Students become a citizen of Calculation Nation and can then play all the games.

**COOLMATH.COM – AN AMUSEMENT PARK OF MATH**

**
http://www.coolmath.com/**

Calculators, games, worksheets, word problems and more.
Sections: Too Cool to Miss; Fractals; Math, etc.; Math Lesson,
etc.; Coolmath Link Center; Fractions; Calculators; Graphing
Calculators and more. A fun site that helps kids in grades K-6
learn. Excellent

** **

**CORNELL THEORY CENTER MATHEMATICS
GATEWAY
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Services/Education/Gateways/Math_and_Science/mathematics.htm**

A huge number of math links for teachers and students in grades 8 and up.. Excellent

**
ESCAPE FROM PLANET KNAB
http://www.escapefromknab.com/**

Escape from Planet Knab by correctly figuring savings from wages. For grades 4-9. Excellent

**FACTOR GAME
NEW URL!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?id=L620**

A math game for grades 6-8. ** “The Factor
Game engages students in a friendly contest in which winning
strategies involve distinguishing between numbers with many
factors and numbers with few factors. Students are then guided
through an analysis of game strategies and introduced to the
definitions of prime and composite numbers.” **Excellent

**FIGURE THIS! MATH CHALLENGES FOR FAMILIES**

**
http://www.figurethis.org/index40.htm**

A series of challenges for middle school students and families,
all of which involve math. Note: You must download the software
to take the challenges. Challenges include math computation,
measurement, geometric shapes and more. Includes Teacher and
Parent resources in PDF format. Excellent

**A GALLERY OF INTERACTIVE GEOMETRY
**

**
http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/apps/gallery.html**

Sections: WebPisces; Projective Conics; Build a Rainbow; Orbital Pinball; Quasi Tiler; Teichmuller Navigator; Kali; Integrator; and Unifweb. For junior/senior high students. Excellent

**HANDLEY MATH PAGE**

**
http://www.pen.k12.va.us/Div/Winchester/jhhs/math/mathhome.html**

A high school level math page with extensive information.
Sections: Math Humor, Problem of the Week, Math Facts, Puzzles,
Math Poems & Songs, Lesson Plans, and Math Quotes. The lesson
plans include Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics and
Calculus Activities. Excellent

**
THE INTERNATIONAL BOILING POINT
PROJECT
NEW!
http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/boilproj/index.html
“We have people all over the world boiling water! In the past
we've had climbers on Mt. Everest, school children in La Paz,
Bolivia and college professors in Cheyenne, Wyoming all
participating in the project. The purpose of this project is to
discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature,
elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest
influence on boiling point. Anyone can participate in this year's
project. All you have to do is boil a bit of water, record a bit
of information, and send it along to us to include in the
database of results. Then, students can analyze all of the data
to reach an answer to the question: What causes a pot of water to
boil? It's that simple!” **Excellent

**THE MACTUTOR HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS ARCHIVE**

**
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/**

A collection of indexes of mathematics topics. For grade 7 and
up. Sections: Biographies Index, History Topics Index, Famous
Curves Index, Mathematicians of the Day, and more. Excellent

**
MANIPULA MATH**

**
http://www.ies.co.jp/math/java/**

A collection of almost 300 math applets for middle to high school
students. Sections: Middle School (Geometry), Trigonometry,
Calculus, Vector, Complex Numbers, Conics, and Miscellaneous.
Excellent

**
MATH CATS – MATH FUN FOR KIDS**

**
http://www.mathcats.com/**

Fun math projects and activities for K-5. Sections: Math Cats
Explore, Math Cats Love Microworlds (projects), Math Crafts, Math
Cats Art Gallery, Math Cats Attic and Math Cats Love Mail.
Excellent

**
THE MATH FORUM – DREXEL UNIVERSITY
NEW!
http://mathforum.org/**

A gateway site to a vast amount of information on math for teachers and students at every level. Includes problems, puzzles, forums, and more. Several resources are listed individually on this site. Excellent

**
MATH IN DAILY LIFE**

**
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath/**

Math is used all the time in daily life. This PBS companion site
discusses the use of math in different situations. Sections:
Playing to Win, Savings & Credit, Population Growth, Home
Decorating, Cooking by Numbers, The Universal Language, and
Related Resources. Excellent

**
MATH-KITECTURE – REAL LIFE MATH, ARCHITECTURE AND
COMPUTERS NEW
URL!
http://www.math-kitecture.com/
“Students can become architects in their mathematics classrooms.
Math-Kitecture has a number of activities, including "Floor Plan
your Classroom," which offer engaging ways for students to study
mathematics by doing real-life architecture. Students learn
estimation, measuring skills, proportion, and ratios by
hand-drafting a floor plan of their classroom to scale.”
**Excellent

**MATH MANIA MADNESS**

**
http://www.sinc.sunysb.edu/Stu/rgonsalv/index.html**

A collection of math-related sites. Sections: Math World, Math
E-Zine, Math Webquest, Site Assessment (assessment of math
sites). Excellent

**
MATH PLANET – A THINKQUEST SITE**

**
http://library.thinkquest.org/16284/index_s.htm?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0331**

Problem solving, crash courses on Algebra and Geometry, advanced
math help, SAT and ACT reviews. For grades 8 and up. Excellent ** **

**MATH RESOURCES**

**http://www.suelebeau.com/math.htm**

An extensive collection of math links. Excellent

** **

**MATH RESOURCES FROM SCORE**

**http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/additional.html**

A page of math resources. Excellent

**MATH.COM – THE WORLD OF MATH ONLINE**

**
http://www.math.com/**

Homework Help, Ask an Expert, Practice, Calculators & Tools,
Games, Store. Includes: Basic Math, Everyday Math, Pre-Algebra,
Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Calculus, Advanced
Topics, Fractions, Decimals, Integers, Exponents, Inequalities,
Percents, and Square Roots. For K-12 Excellent

**
THE MATHS FILE GAME SHOW**

**
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/index.shtml**

Online Flash games for math. Games include: Saloon Snap, Fish
Tank, Planet Hop, Late Delivery, Train Race, Builder Ted and
more. Includes a Teachers section. Although they are no longer
updating this site, the games still work. Excellent

**
MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH PROBLEM OF THE
WEEK
NEW!
http://web.mac.com/tcanright/MSPOTW/POTW_Home.html**

“Click on one of the problems listed above. Then try working out a solution to the problem. When you think you have a solution, play the video solution to see how your solution compares to the solution made by the crack team of mathematicians at the “POTW.””

**THE MINT: IDEAS FOR YOUNG KIDS
http://www.themint.org/index.html**

Excellent ideas on helping children understand how to manage money and how our financial systems work. Includes: The Four Bank System, How Saving Works, Be a Smart Spender and more. Click on Fun for Kids and then on the tabs at the top. Excellent

**
MISCELLANEOUS MATHEMATICAL UTILITIES**

**http://www3.telus.net/thothworks/Mathfxns.html**

Links to several math utilities for senior high students. Sections: Root-Finding Routines, Utilities for Finding Maxima/Minima of Functions, N Equations in N Unknowns, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Numerical Integration, Examples of Applications of Some of These Utilities and Other Utilities. Excellent

**MUDD MATH FUN FACTS**

**http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/**

A site for **teachers **with fun math facts to
enrich your lessons. Excellent

**
PROFESSOR FREEDMAN’S MATH HELP**

** “This site provides information about basic
math, algebra, study skills, math anxiety and learning styles.”**
Although intended for community college
students, the math is applicable to younger students also.
Sections: Math Teacher’s Ten Commandments, Ten Ways to Reduce
Math Anxiety, Math Videos (online clips), Study Skills Tips, Math
Anxiety Test, The Math Student Pledge, Students’ Math Anxiety
Bill of Rights, Identify Your Learning Style, My Classroom, Fun
Stuff, Elementary Algebra – Student Tutorials, Homework
Assignments, and Math Fundamentals- Student Tutorials, Homework
Assignments. Excellent

** **

**PURPLE MATH – YOUR ALGEBRA RESOURCE**

Lessons and resources for learning algebra. Excellent

**SEEING ISN’T ALWAYS
BELIEVING
NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110336/home.htm
“Enter the world of optical illusions where your eyes may see
things that your brain doesn’t understand. Explore how and why
you see optical illusions, and discover the many types created
over time. Find out how they are a part of art, science, math and
our everyday lives. See for yourself how your eyes can fool you
by exploring our optical illusion gallery. You may never see
things the same again!” **Navigate
with the links on the bottom of the screen. How We See explains
how optical illusions work. The Activities section includes a
printable Word Search puzzle, a quiz and more. Excellent

**
THIS IS MEGA MATHEMATICS**

**
http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/**

A huge site for high school and college math students. Sections:
The Most Colorful Math of All, Welcome to the Hotel Infinity,
Games on Graphics, An Unusual Day at Unusual School, Untangling
the Mathematics of Knots, Algorithms and Ice Cream for All, and
Machines That Eat Your Words. Click on the ink bottle for math
lessons generated by Mega Mathematics. Outstanding. Excellent

**
TOTALLY TESSELLATED – A THINKQUEST
SITE
NEW URL!
http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/
“This site will give you a
comprehensive introduction to tessellations. It will explain the
basic mathematics underlying tessellations, as well as allow you
to browse through many examples of tessellations in real life. M.
C. Escher and his well-known tessellations are also covered in
this site.” **
Excellent

**
VISUAL FRACTIONS – AN ONLINE FRACTION TUTORIAL**

**
http://www.visualfractions.com/**

Online practice in fractions. Sections: Identify Fractions,
Rename Fractions, Compare Fractions, Add Fractions, Subtract
Fractions, Multiply Fractions and Divide Fractions. Excellent

**WEBMATH
NEW!
http://www.webmath.com/**

Help with math problems. Sections: Math for Everyone, General Math, K-8 Math, Algebra, Plots & Geometry, Trig. & Calculus, and Other Stuff. Excellent

**
THE ABACUS: THE ART OF CALCULATING WITH BEADS**

**
http://www.ee.ryerson.ca:8080/~elf/abacus/index.html**

A history of the abacus, online exercises, interactive abacus
tutor, and more. Very Good

**
ASK DR. MATH**

**
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/**

A forum to send in math questions. Search the archives for
previously asked questions. Very Good

EXTREME ACCOUNTING
NEW!

http://www.extreme-accounting.com/

*“Are you bored with the everyday routine of
extreme sports?*

*Is skydiving over shark-infested waters just another drop in the ocean?**Does going backwards, on one leg, down a black ski run leave you cold?**Have white water rafters begun to seem just a bit wet?**Has free-running round your local sink housing estate become a walk in the park?**Are you so far "out there" that you're practically back inside again?*

*If so, then maybe you should try injecting
the adrenaline rush of accounting into the whole experience...*

*I’ve done it and now you can too! On this
site you’ll find everything you need to understand the
life-changing experience of Extreme-Accounting – from the long
and noble history of accounting pioneers who inspired me, to a
range of ways for you to become an E-A yourself and share the
results with us all.*

** Please take the time to explore the site -
don’t worry: it's really quite safe and guaranteed 84.5% free of
made-up facts and figures!” **Shows
some real-life activities from 2008 in which extreme accounting
was added. The Fun Stuff section has a couple of games. Grades
7 and up. Very Good

**
FAMOUS PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS**

**
http://mathforum.org/isaac/mathhist.html**

A look at the history of mathematics through math problems which
led to discoveries. Sections: The Bridges of Konigsberg, The
Value of Pi, Puzzling Primes, Famous Paradoxes, The Problem of
Points, A Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, and A Proof That
е is Irrational. Very
Good

**FAST MATH
FACTS **

**
http://www.mccc.edu/~kelld/page400.html**

Links to basic math concepts such as Whole Numbers, Fractions, Percents, Functions, Square Measures, Probability and more. Very Good

**
**

**
HAND-MADE MANIPULATIVE
INSTRUCTIONS
http://mason.gmu.edu/%7Emmankus/Handson/manipulatives.htm**

Instructions for manipulatives such as triangle cutouts, hexagon cutouts, five-base blocks and more. Very Good

**
INTERACTIVE MATHEMATICS ONLINE – A THINKQUEST SITE**

**
http://library.thinkquest.org/2647/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0331**

A student-created site with tutorials on Algebra, Trigonometry
and Geometry. Very Good

**
JOKES FOR MATHEMATICS TEACHERS**

**
http://www.sonoma.edu/Math/faculty/falbo/jokes.html**

Just what it says. Jokes for math teachers. Funny. Very Good

**LINKS TO INFORMATION ON NUMBER
SYSTEMS **

**
http://mathforum.org/alejandre/numerals.html**

Links to information on different number systems. Sections: Arabic, Babylonian, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Mayan and Roman. Very Good

**MATHCOUNTS
NEW!
https://mathcounts.org/Page.aspx?pid=195
“MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, coaching and competition
program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement
through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and
territory.” **Includes a national
competition, problem of the week, student forum and more. Check
this out. Very Good

**MATH
COVE – TEACHING AND LEARNING MATH WITH JAVA**

**
http://www.utc.edu/~cpmawata/**

Math projects: Rigid Transformations, High School Geometry, Graph
Theory Lessons, and Trominoes. Very Good

**MATH FACT CAFÉ**

**
http://www.mathfactcafe.com/**

Math worksheets to print out or create your own. Very Good

**
MATH IDEAS FOR SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS**

**
http://mathforum.org/teachers/mathproject.html**

Suggestions for science fair projects using math. Very Good

**
MATH LEAGUE HELP TOPICS**

**
http://www.mathleague.com/help/help.htm**

Math help for 4^{th} through 8^{th} grade
students. Includes whole numbers, decimals, fractions, metrics,
algebra, etc. Very Good

**
MATH
LINKS **

**
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek1/math.htm**

A page of math links. Very Good

**MATH LINKS **

**
http://www.blountk12.org/learninglinks/math.htm**

A long list of links to math websites. Very Good

**MATH MAGIC – PROBLEM OF THE MONTH
**

**
http://www.stetson.edu/~efriedma/mathmagic/**

Features a different math puzzle every month. Includes an archive and links to other math puzzle sites. Very Good

**MATH NERDS**

** “Math
Nerds provides free, discovery-based, mathematical guidance via
an international, volunteer network of mathematicians. Math
Nerds does not supply answers to homework, take home tests and
the like; rather, we provide hints, suggestions,
and references to help our clients understand and solve
their mathematical problems.”
**Very
Good

**MATH PROJECTS FOR SCIENCE FAIRS**

**
http://camel.math.ca/Education/mpsf/**

A list of possible math projects for science fairs. Sections:
Numbers, Scheduling, Games, Geometry, Combinatorics, Other
Projects, References and Web Sites, etc. Very Good

**
MATH WAREHOUSE
NEW!
http://www.mathwarehouse.com/**

A collection of resources for math at several levels. The Main Menu has a list of math functions (Calculators, Complex Numbers, Linear Equations, etc). The tabs at the top link to general offsite resources. Click on Interactive for a great resource for activities and lessons. Very Good

**
THE MATHEMATICAL ART OF M.C. ESCHER**

**
http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/minitext/escher/**

Information on Maurits Escher who created works of art using
mathematical principles. Explores Escher’s art and shows how to
create your own. Very Good

**MATHEMATICS ARCHIVE**

**http://archives.math.utk.edu/k12.html**

A full page of links. Sections: Lesson Plans, Software, Topics in Mathematics, Contests and Competitions, Professional Societies and Other. Very Good Note: Also in Lesson Plans section.

**
MATHEMATICS HISTORY – A THINKQUEST SITE**

**
http://library.thinkquest.org/22584/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0331**

A history of mathematics from the earliest forms thousands of
years ago to today. Also includes profiles of important
mathematicians. Very Good

**
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY’S PROBLEM
CORNER
NEW!
http://faculty.missouristate.edu/l/lesreid/POTW.html
“Welcome to the Missouri State University Department of
Mathematics' Problem Corner. There are three levels of problems:
High School, Advanced, and Challenge. A brief description of each
follows; click on the link to go to the corresponding page. There
are also archives of past problems. Problems are updated monthly
(approximately). Solutions will appear approximately two months
after the problems have been posted (to give everyone plenty of
time to respond).” **Sections: High
School, Challenge and Advanced. Each section has an archive of
previous problems. Very Good

**MORE MATHEMATICS THAN
SCIENCE **

**http://id.mind.net/~zona/mmts/mmts.html**

Learning activities and problems for math. Includes functions, geometry, trigonometry, curves, graphs and more. Very Good

**MR. R.’S MATH STORIES AND
POEMS **

Fun math poems and an interactive story (some parts not interactive right now). Very Good

**
MULTIMEDIA MATH GLOSSARY**

**
http://www.hbschool.com/glossary/math2/index_temp.html**

A math glossary for all grade levels. Very Good

**MULTIPLICATION – AN ADVENTURE IN NUMBER
SENSE
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.naturalmath.com/mult/oldsite.html**

Tricks for multiplication in the form of a dialog
between mentor and student. More extensive than it sounds. Very
Good**
**

**THE PROBLEM SITE – PROBLEMS & BRAIN
TEASERS **

**
http://www.theproblemsite.com/default.asp**

** “Welcome to The Problem Site, a special
problem solving site for both students and adults. This site
hosts 'Problem Of the Week' and 'Problem of the Month' pages,
maintained by educators, mathematicians, puzzle enthusiasts, and
others who care about students' ability to think critically.”
**Sections: Doug’s Brain Food,
Graeme’s Problem of the Month and Mr. T’s Calculus Problems. You
can also search the Problem Archive. Very Good

**
THE PUZZLE TOAD
NEW!
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/puzzle/**

Math puzzles to solve. Includes previous puzzles and their solutions. For grade 7 and up. Good

**RIBBIT’S MATH VENTURES
NEW URL!**

**
http://web07.mohonasen.org/staffdev/mathven/Ribbit/rdefault.htm**

Life-based math problems for primary to
intermediate students. Includes a Teacher’s Section. **
“Each problem begins with an
introduction that includes a general story line. From there,
hyperlinks provide access first to general information within a
broad area and then to more specific information. Thus, problem
presentation is set up hierarchically and enables the problem
solver to choose the sequence in which he or she gathers
information and data that is presented within text, diagrams,
maps, tables, graphs, and/or pictures.” **
Very Good

**TECHNOLOGY PROBLEMS OF THE
WEEK
NEW!
http://mathforum.org/workshops/tpow.html
“Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) are problem-solving
challenges modeled on our Problems of the Week that take
advantage of interactive mathematics tools such as Java applets,
Geometer's Sketchpad, Fathom, or spreadsheets. Students are
invited to use the link "Submit your answer" to share their
solutions, and then "self-mentor" using specially designed hints,
checks, and suggestions for extensions.” **
Very Good

**
TIM’S INTERACTIVE PUZZLE SOLUTION
CENTER
NEW!
http://sakharov.net/puzzle//**

A collection of simple puzzles with three levels of difficulty. Very Good

**WHAT GOOD IS MATH?**

**
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/as/education/projects/webunits/math/home.htm**

Six math-based
activities for students to choose from. ** “Here are some
situations that you may find yourself in on any given day. Each
one involves the use of math skills. Don't be scared! The
checkout lady will not give you a test on your math skills on the
spot. These are just examples of how a basic knowledge of math
can come in handy.” **Very Good

**
THE WORLD OF AUNTY MATH – MATH CHALLENGES FOR KIDS**

**
http://www.auntymath.com/**

Simple math problems to “challenge” elementary level students.
Very Good

**WORLD OF NUMBERS**

**http://www.worldofnumbers.com/**

** “In this restyled website you'll find a
variety of facts and figures about topics from the World of
Numbers. Don't look for a logical order. It is an amalgamation of
randomly gathered numbers, curios, puzzles, palindromes, primes,
gems, your much valued contributions and more general information**”
Very Good

**ABACUS MATH
CHALLENGE ****
NEW!**

**
http://www.gcschool.org/pages/program/Abacus.html**

A math competition in three age levels
with multiple problems throughout the school year. ** “Grace
Church School’s ABACUS International Math Challenge is open to
any child, anywhere in each of three age groups (see details and
rules below). Science and math teacher,
Tivadar
Divéki posts eight problems a month in each age
group. Students are asked not only to solve the problems but also
to present the reasoning in their solutions. If a student submits
an incorrect solution or is simply having trouble with a problem,
a teacher will offer hints as to how to go about solving the
problem, giving students multiple chances to succeed.” **
Disclaimer: Although sponsor by a church school, none of the
problems seem to have any religious basis. See current standings
for the list of students (internationally) who are
participating. Good

** **

**BASKETMATH
INTERACTIVE **

**http://www.scienceacademy.com/BI/**

Students complete math problems to get “baskets” in basketball. Good

**
BRAIN BASHERS BRAIN TEASERS AND PUZZLES
**

Click on Puzzles for Crossnumber puzzles which are like crossword puzzles but using numbers. Good

**CARMINE’S INTRODUCTION TO LINES AND SHAPES
NEW!**

**
http://www.alifetimeofcolor.com/play/lineshape/shapes.html**

A fun site for primary students identifying different shapes and lines. Good

**CHANGE MAKER
NEW!**

**
http://www.funbrain.com/cashreg/index.html**

An online game in which students figure out how to make change.
*“Figure out how many of each bill or
coin that you expect to get back when you pay for something. For
example, if something costs $3.75 and you pay with a five dollar
bill, you would expect back one quarter and one dollar bill.*

** If you get the answer correct, the amount of
change is added to your piggy bank. If you get the answer wrong,
the correct amount of change is subtracted from your piggy bank.
The more money you get in your piggy bank, the harder the
questions will get.” **Good

**THE
DANCE OF CHANCE
NEW!**

A look at chance and fractals in science.
*“The focus of the exhibit is the emergence
of patterns in Nature from physical and biological processes
which on the microscopic level appear to be dominated by chance.
*

** Each of the kiosks below will lead you into
a different facet of the exciting world of patterns in Nature.
Many of these patterns are fractals. Fractal forms are ubiquitous
in Nature, and especially likely to arise when randomness plays a
large role during the pattern's development. The experiments and
examples in this exhibit demonstrate some of the many ways that
branching patterns arise in Nature from the conflict between
random and constraining forces.” **
Good

**DIVISIBILITY RULES
**

**
http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/wrightj/MA22/Num/DivRule.htm**

“** How
can you tell whether a number is divisible by another number
(leaving no remainder) without actually doing the division? Why
do "divisibility rules" work?” **Lists the rules for

3-13. Good

**FRACTION TO DECIMAL
CONVERSION **

**
http://math2.org/math/general/arithmetic/fradec.htm**

Instructions for converting fractions to decimals. Good

**
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN MATHEMATICS**

**
http://db.uwaterloo.ca/~alopez-o/math-faq/node1.html**

Questions and answers about math, from the trivial to advanced.
(Note: More advanced than trivial). Good

**
FUNBRAIN.COM**

**
http://www.funbrain.com/**

Fun, free games for kids includes math games such as Dare to be
Square, Mathcar Racing, Math Baseball, and more. Good

**
GEOMETRY GLOSSARY
NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/2647/geometry/glossary.htm?tqskip=1**

A glossary for students on geometry. Good

**
GEOMETRY PROBLEM OF THE WEEK**

**
http://mathforum.org/geopow/**

Geometry problems are posted and users can send in the answers.
Includes an archive to look at previous problems and their
solutions. Good

**HOMEWORK GUIDELINES FOR MATHEMATICS**

**http://www.purplemath.com/guidline.htm**

A set of guidelines for writing math homework and exercises. Good

**
HUNKIN’S MATH EXPERIMENTS**

**
http://www.hunkinsexperiments.com/**

A set of experiments to perform in math. Example: Cubes: How to
push a cube through the middle of a cube the same size. Good

**INTERACTIVE MATHEMATICS MISCELLANY AND
PUZZLES
http://www.cut-the-knot.org/index.shtml
**An eclectic collection of math
games and puzzles and tips. Good

**INTERACTIVE TANGRAM
NEW URL!**

**
http://itangram.mysinamail.com/**

An online interactive tangram. Good

**
INTRODUCTION TO THE
MANDELBROT SET
http://www.ddewey.net/mandelbrot/
“The Mandelbrot set, named after Benoit Mandelbrot, is a
**

**
K-12 MATH PROBLEMS, PUZZLES, TIPS & TRICKS**

**
http://mathforum.org/k12/mathtips/index.html#beatcalc**

Puzzles, tips and tricks for math. Sections: Calculation Tips,
Math Problems and Math Puzzles. Includes a Students page and a
Teachers Place (see separately on list). Good

**KIDS.COM – TANGRAMS
**

**
http://www.kidscom.com/games/tangram/tangram.html**

Students can test their skill by choosing a tangram game. Good

**MATH AND CHILDREN’S
LITERATURE **

**
http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/math/math.html**

Shows how math activities can be applied with different children’s books. Includes some reviews. Good

**
MATH FOR MORONS LIKE US – A THINKQUEST SITE**

**
http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/home.html?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0331**

A student-created site with tutorials, sample problems, quizzes
and more. Includes both Learning and Interacting sections. Plus
a formula database and math links. Good

**
MATH GAMES
NEW!
http://themathgames.com/**

Six math games for elementary students. Good

**
MATH PROBLEMS AND
CONTESTS
NEW!
http://www.colstate.edu/mathcontest/
“Columbus State University’s College of Education is now the home
of the Problem of the Week math contest, which was started in
1996 by David Rock and Doug Brumbaugh. The math educators also
supply problems and answers that are part of the current White
House Math Challenge, a presidential effort to boost interest in
math and foster problem-solving skills. Visit our history page
for more on these and the companion problem-solving sites here —
Algebra in Action, Middle School Madness and Elementary Brain
Teaser.” **Includes: Problem of the
Week, Algebra in Action, Middle School Madness and Elementary,
Brain Teaser. Good

**METRIC CONVERSION AND METRIC
SYSTEM
NEW!**

**
http://www.france-property-and-information.com/metric_conversion_table.htm**

*
“This page offers information on the metric system and metric
conversion. The following related pages may also be of interest:*

*Quick Metric Converter - Quick and simple metric conversion**Metric System & History - Explanation of the metric system (properly known as SI, or System International) and its history**Imperial and USA Systems & History - Explanation of the Imperial system, the USA system, and their histories**Metric & Imperial Units - Table and explanation of Metric and Imperial units.**Common Errors - Common metric errors and how to avoid them**Cooking Converter - Metric conversion for cooking*

**
For accuracy, the converters below use the official conversion
rates (which are up to 13 digits). However, for ease of use, the
reference table (chart) under each converter rounds off to the
nearest 2nd digit.” **Good

**
METRIC CONVERSION
CALCULATOR
NEW URL!
http://ts.nist.gov/WeightsAndMeasures/Metric/conv.cfm**

A converter to convert length, weight, area, volume, etc. into metric measurements. Good

**
NICK’S MATHEMATICAL MISCELLANY
NEW!
http://www.qbyte.org//**

Math puzzles and links. Good

**
PI
LAND
NEW!
http://www.eveandersson.com/pi/**

Activities and more about pi. Good

**
THE PI TRIVIA GAME**

**
http://eveander.com/trivia/**

A trivia game using pi. Good

**
SHAPE PAN BALANCE
NEW URL!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?id=33**

Interactive math tool.

**
THROUGH MAZES TO MATHEMATICS
NEW!
http://www.math.sunysb.edu/~tony/mazes/index.html**

Basic information on the math used in creating mazes. For junior high and up. Good

**WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS
**

**
http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm**

A number of brief biographical profiles of women
mathematicians. You can search by name or in chronological
order. Good

**
LESSON PLANS AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES**

**
ALGEBRA – GRADE 9 – LESSON PLANS**

**
http://www.lessontutor.com/ltalgebra9home.html**

A series of 12 lesson plans for beginning Algebra for grade 9
students. Excellent

**
ALL ABOUT AID: NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF STUDENT
LOANS – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20070730monday.html**

A lesson plan for senior high students on student loans.

**APPLE PI –
CURRICULUM UNIT ****NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U159**

A curriculum unit for grades 6-8 on pi. **
“Using estimation and measurement skills, students will determine
the ratio of circumference to diameter and explore the meaning
of π. Students will discover the circumference and area formulas
based on their investigations.” **Contains two lesson
plans. Excellent

**
AREA CONTRACTOR – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L762**

A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on estimating area.

**
AN ARM AND A LEG: MEASURING THE IMPACT OF THE
RECESSION ON FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20000701.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on a practical application of math.

**BASEBALL ECONOMICS 101 – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=EM75&page=teacher**

A lesson plan on the economics of baseball for
grades 6-12. ** “ Many baseball writers (who may or may not
know very much about economics) have written that our national
pastime may be threatened by the big market, high revenue teams
like the Yankees (or the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox
or the Arizona Diamondbacks) and that smaller market teams (e.g.,
the Kansas City Royals or the Pittsburgh Pirates) cannot compete
for the high salaried free agents (e.g., Randy Johnson or Mike
Piazza) necessary to win championships. In fact, some writers
claim that many MLB teams are actually not profitable for the
team owners. Are these claims true? Are MLB teams losing money?
Are MLB owners looking to dump unprofitable teams on unsuspecting
investors? Are MLB players grossly overpaid? This lesson will
help you answer these and other questions.” **

* *

**BASEBALL STATS – LESSON PLAN
**

**
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/Lessons.cfm?DocID=108**

A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on statistics.**
“In this lesson, students will use
baseball data available on the Internet to develop an
understanding of different ways in which data can be analyzed.
First, they will practice selecting data to perform calculations
in response to pre-formulated questions. Then they will use the
data to formulate and answer their own questions.”
**Excellent

**BE ALL YOU CAN
BE….FOR MINIMUM WAGE? – LESSON PLAN **

**
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.cfm?lesson=EM94**

A lesson plan for middle
school students on wages.** “How has the elimination of
compulsory service affected the number of military personnel that
currently serve in the United States armed forces? What would you
predict happened to the size of the military once the draft was
eliminated? Economists often compare certain economic indicators
from one year to the indicators (e.g., gross domestic product,
consumer price index) from another year in order to determine the
percentage change from one year to the next. In order to test
your predictions, you must calculate the percentage change in the
size of the military from one year to the next.” **
Excellent

**
BEAN COUNTING AND RATIOS – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L722**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on sampling and equivalent fractions.

This lesson can be adapted for lower-skilled students by using a more common fraction, such as 2/3. It can be adapted for upper grades or higher-skilled students by using ratios that are less instinctual, such as 12/42 (which reduces to 2/7). Scaffold the level of difficulty in this lesson by going from a simple ratio such as 2/3 to more complicated ratios such as 2/7 or 5/9.”

**
BELL CURVE – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=297**

A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on the bell curve.

**THE BIG MAC INDEX – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=EM156&page=teacher**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on math and economics.

**MULTIFLYER – MATH
GAMES – NOW CALLED
BRAINORMOUS
NEW URL!
http://www.brainormous.com/**

Math games and activities with an emphasis on basic math. All the games are for purchase but four of them allow you to play them online or try a demo. Definitely worth trying. Excellent

**CAPTURE- RECAPTURE – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L721**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on proportions and
ratios. ** “In this lesson, students experience an
application of proportion that scientists actually use to solve
real-life problems. Students learn how to estimate the size of a
total population by taking samples and using proportions. The
ratio of “tagged” items to the number of items in a sample is the
same as the ratio of tagged items to the total population.”
**Excellent

** **

**
CARDIAC OUTPUT, RATES OF CHANGE AND ACCUMULATION – CURRICULUM
UNIT
TITLE CHANGE AND NEW URL!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?id=U136**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12. ** “This
activity explores the measurement of the amount of blood being
pumped by a heart. The goal of this investigation is a rich
exploration of rates of change and accumulation in context. As
presented here, the measurement is done from a discrete
perspective, but the generalization to a continuous perspective
and use of calculus (integrals) can be done easily.” **
Excellent

**
CASH, CHARGE OR SAVE? PREPARING AN ANNUAL BUDGET –
LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20080207thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on budgeting.

**CHANGES IN CHANGE –
LESSON PLAN **

**
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.cfm?lesson=EM63**

A lesson plan for grades
3-5 on making change.** “Money is something we see and use
everyday. It is important to be able to count coins and bills and
be able to make change. Today's lesson will sharpen your money
counting skills and introduce you to some new coins.” **
Excellent

**CHESS MATH – LESSON PLAN**

**http://www.iit.edu/~smile/ma9107.html**

A lesson plan in which students reinforce their knowledge of angles by becoming chess pieces on a floor chess board. Excellent

**
CIRCLING THE BASES: BASEBALL AND GEOMETRY –
THEMATIC UNIT
NEW!
http://education.baseballhalloffame.org/experience/thematic_units/geometry.html**

A unit for grades 7 and up on math in baseball.

**CLASSIC MIDDLE GRADES PROBLEMS FOR THE
CLASSROOM – LESSON PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L264**

Presents two classic math problems for middle
school grades. ** “This lesson presents two classic problems
(Mangoes Problem and Sailors and Coconuts) that can be
represented and solved in several different ways. Middle-grades
students work in groups on the problems to promote communication
of mathematical ideas, and a variety of classroom solution
attempts are described.” **Excellent

**COLLISION COURSE: DETERMINING THE MOMENTUM OF
COLLIDING OBJECTS – LESSON PLAN NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20050428thursday.html**

A lesson plan on measurement for grades 6-12.

**
COUNTING CALORIES: CREATING WORD PROBLEMS ABOUT
CEREAL NUTRITION – LESSON PLAN NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20050210thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on creating word problems.

**
COUNTING EMBEDDED FIGURES – LESSON PLAN
NEW URL!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L283**

A lesson
plan for grades 6-8 on embedded figures. *“*** This
activity allows students to look for patterns within the given
data. After looking at the pattern, the student should be able
to form generalizations for the problem. Furthermore, this
activity sharpens the algebraic skills of the students.”
**Excellent

** **

**COUNTING ON THE HAVOC OF HURRICANES: COMPARING
STATISTICS OF HURRICANE FLOYD TO OTHER RECENT HURRICANES: A MATH
LESSON – LESSON PLAN **

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990916thursday.html**

A lesson plan on statistics for grades 6-12. **
“In this lesson, students define and classify all the
different ways in which numbers are used in forecasting and
coping with the effects of a hurricane. They then conduct
research to compare and contrast these numbers as they apply to
Hurricane Floyd and other recent hurricanes. Finally, they graph
their findings.” **Excellent

**
COUNTING THE TRAINS – CURRICULUM
UNIT
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U184**

A curriculum unit for grades 6-12 on recursive and exponential functions.

**COVERING THE PLANE WITH REP-TILES – LESSON
PLAN ****
NEW URL!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?id=L251**

A lesson plan for grades 5-8 math students. “** In
this activity, students discover and explore a special kind of
tiling of the plane. Rep-tiles are geometric figures such that n
copies can fit together to form a larger, similar figure.
Students will experiment with various shapes and a value of n.
Spatial sense is encouraged by the need to visualize and perform
transformations with the shapes involved.” **Excellent

**CREATING “AB” PATTERNS – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/3813/**

A lesson plan on patterns for grades K-4. **
“Patterns exists both in the natural and manmade world. It is an
element in art, as well as math. Knowledge of patterns allows the
learner to systematize and predict outcomes. In this lesson,
students will have the opportunity to construct this concept
using visual arts designs and math manipulatives.” **
Excellent

**
DEAL ME IN: DISCOVERING PROBABILITIES BY PLAYING
POKER – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20071213thursday.html**

A lesson plan on probability for grades 6-12.

**THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L288**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on a recursive sequence.

**DIAGONAL OF A SQUARE – LESSON
PLAN ****
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.math.nmsu.edu/~breakingaway/Lessons/diagonalofsquare1/diagonalofsquare.html**

** “One of the very important aspects of the
mathematical method in science is its ability to isolate a few
essential features and analyze them independently of any context.
Most equations in physics have this property. But in schools,
especially in the early grades, such an isolation of features
often gives the impression that mathematics is simply
disconnected from the rest of the world. We present here an
introduction to some important algebraic concepts that can be
introduced in the early grades in a concrete setting.”
**Excellent

**DO GRAPHING CALCULATORS ADD UP?: THE USE AND
ABUSE OF GRAPHING CALCULATORS: A DEBATE FOR THE MATH CLASSROOM –
LESSON PLAN**

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990902thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on the use of
graphing calculators. ** “In this lesson, students examine
the arguments for and against the use of graphing calculators in
mathematics classrooms and on standardized tests. Students
analyze the debate through reading and discussing a New York
Times article, participating in a round-table discussion, and
seeking out opinions of people whom they know and incorporating
their views into a brief newspaper article about the issues.”**
Excellent

**
DO YOU FEEL LUCKY? CALCULATING PROBABILITY WITH
DICE – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20050512thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on probability.

**
DOING THE KENKEN: SOLVING A NEW MATHEMATICAL
PUZZLE – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20090211wednesday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on math puzzles.

**
DON’T BET THE HOUSE ON IT! EXAMINING MORTGAGES
THROUGH REAL ESTATE SIMULATIONS – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20070816thursday.html**

A lesson plan on how much families can afford to pay for real estate.

**EDUCATOR’S REFERENCE DESK – MATH LESSON
PLANS **

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Mathematics**

Lesson plans from the Educator’s Reference Desk (formerly AskEric). Sections: Algebra, Arithmetic, Functions, History, Number Sense, Patterns, Process Skills, Applied Math, Careers, Geometry, Measurement, Number Theory, Probability and Statistics. Note that several are listed separately. Excellent

**ESTIMATION AND MEASUREMENT – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.php?BenchmarkID=12&DocID=243**

A lesson plan for grades K-2 on estimation and
measurement. ** “Measuring with a standard unit (beginning
with an unconventional unit such as a toothpick) will give
students a base for estimating measurement. Using the same unit
to measure different things will help students begin to visualize
how many “toothpicks” it will take to measure a length of
something. When students are able to visualize in this way, they
are able to make reasonable estimations. (Note: You’ll need to
decide whether to use the term “estimate” or “guess” throughout
this lesson, depending on the level of your students.)” **
Excellent

**THE
FIBONACCI SEQUENCE– LESSON PLAN **

**
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/Lessons.cfm?DocID=134**

A lesson
plan for grades 6-8 on number patterns. ** “In this lesson,
students will explore the Fibonacci series. They will identify
the pattern among the Fibonacci numbers, look for applications of
these numbers, and explore the ways that this pattern can be
related to objects and shapes in both the natural and designed
world. Science and technology are rich and especially important
contexts in which to learn the value of mathematics and to
develop mathematical problem solving skills, but they are not the
only ones.” **Excellent

**FINDING SATISFACTORY SOLUTIONS – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=131**

*A lesson plan
for grades 6-8 on problem solving. “I*

** **

**FOCUS ON ECONOMIC DATA: CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
AND INFLATION – MAY 15, 2009 – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=845&page=teacher**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the consumer
price index. ** “ This lesson focuses on the Consumer Price
Index (CPI) and rate of inflation reported May 15, 2009, by the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the month of April,
2009. Students read the BLS report, analyze the meaning of the
CPI data, determine the change in consumer prices, and explore
the impact of the change in the price level on themselves, their
families, consumers, and producers.” **

**
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: INVESTIGATING THE ECONOMY OF
FOREIGN NATIONS – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20051110thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on foreign currencies.

**FRACTALS: A FRACTALS UNIT FOR ELEMENTARY AND
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS - LESSON PLANS**

**http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/frac/**

A collection of lessons on fractals for elementary and middle school students. Excellent

**
FUEL FOR THOUGHT: USING MATHEMATICS TO COMPARE
VEHICLES – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20041130tuesday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on using math to compare vehicles.

**
FUN MATHEMATICS LESSONS**

**
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/**

Fun math lessons at several levels. Sections: More Counting, All
About Ratios, Who Wants Pizza? A Fraction Lesson, Let’s Graph,
Let’s Do Math, Fun-and-Sun Rent-a-Car, Visualize an Infinite
Series, Let’s Count, The Million Dollar Mission, Calendar
Fun-It’s Algebra, Rectangle Pattern Challenge, A Fractal Geometry
Unit, Mathematics of Cartography, Patterns-Blocks/Fractions,
Dueling Pinwheels, I Love Calculus, Power Cards, Online Geometry,
Polyominoes, Stressed Out, Handsqueeze, The Hot Tub, and Right
Hand or Left? Excellent

**GETTING INTO THE
ELECTORAL COLLEGE – CURRICULUM UNIT **
**NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U189**

A curriculum unit for grades 6-8 on problem-solving skills.

**
GETTING IT RIGHT! THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM – LESSON
PLAN**

**
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview?LPid=154**

A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on the Pythagorean Theorem. **
“The Pythagorean Theorem is one of the most useful relations in
mathematics. In the middle grades, an investigation of the
lengths of the sides of right triangles and the area of squares
drawn on those sides introduces students to irrational numbers,
Pythagorean triples (derived from right triangles with integer
sides), and methods of indirect measurement used for solving
real-life problems.” **Excellent

**
GETTING THE MEAN-ING: EXPLORING STATISTICS BY
CREATING AND ANALYZING CLASSROOM DATA USING MEAN, MEDIA, MODE,
RANGE AND VARIANCE – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20061128tuesday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on statistics.

**
GRAPHIC ACCOUNTS: ANALYZING GRAPHS IN THE NEW YORK
TIMES – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20070118thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on analyzing graphs.

**
HERE COMES THE …BILL: PREPARING A BUDGET FOR A
MILESTONE EVENT – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20070510thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on budgeting.

**
HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP? ASSESSING LUNG CAPACITY AND
HEART RATE IN ATHLETES AND ORDINARY PEOPLE – LESSON PLAN NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20070724tuesday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on measurement.

**HOW MANY MORE FISH? – CURRICULUM
UNIT
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U51**

A curriculum unit for grades K-2 on comparative
subtraction. ** “This unit focuses on comparative
subtraction. The students use fish-shaped crackers to explore
five meanings for the operations of subtraction (counting, sets,
number line, balance, and inverse of addition). Comparative
subtraction extends the students early understandings about
counting, addition, and subtraction in the take-away mode. In
this unit, the students investigate properties of subtraction,
represent subtraction in objects and pictures, and record
subtraction in both vertical notation and equations. They create
and solve problems involving comparative subtraction. Students
answer such questions as "How many more?" and "How many less?"
Missing addend activities provide students with an experience in
algebraic thinking.” **Contains six lesson plans.
Excellent

**
HOW TAXING ARE TAXES? UNDERSTANDING HOW TAXES AND
TAX CUTS AFFECT DIFFERENT INCOME EARNERS – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20050607tuesday.html**

A lesson plan on taxes for grades 7-12.

**I OWE YOU – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/i-owe-you/#more-5337**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on credit cards and
debt. ** “In this lesson, students examine and learn the
basics about credit cards and credit card debt, then create an
informational brochure for young students.” **Excellent

**
I’LL TRADE YOU: RESEARCHING A NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING
ECONOMIST’S ECONOMIC THEORIES THROUGH A SCAVENGER HUNT – LESSON
PLAN NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20081015wednesday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on economic theories.

**INCLINED PLANE – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L278**

*A lesson plan
for grades 6-8 on inclined planes. “*

**
INTERACTIVE MATH LESSONS AND
ACTIVITIES
NEW!
http://www.mathwarehouse.com/interactive/**

A collection of math lessons and activities for grade 7 and up. Excellent

**
INVESTIGATING PICK’S THEOREM – CURRICULUM
UNIT ****
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U167**

*A curriculum
unit for grades 9-12 on Pick’s theorem. “*

**
INVESTIGATING THE CONCEPT OF TRIANGLE AND THE
PROPERTIES OF POLYGONS – CURRICULUM UNIT NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U119**

A curriculum unit for grades K-2 on triangles and polygons.

**
ISLAND INEQUALITY MATH – CURRICULUM
UNIT
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U183**

A curriculum unit for grades pre-K-2 on greater than, less than, and equal to.

**
INCOME: IT AIN’T WHERE YOU START, IT’S WHAT YOU
GOT AND WHERE YOU END – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=EM65&page=teacher**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on income.

**LEARNING ABOUT PROPERTIES OF VECTORS AND VECTOR
SUMS USING DYNAMIC SOFTWARE – CURRICULUM UNIT NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U144**

A curriculum unit on vectors for grades 9-12. **
“This example illustrates how using a dynamic geometrical
representation can help students develop an understanding of
vectors and their properties, as described in the Number and
Operations Standard for Grades 9‑12. Students manipulate vectors
to control the movement of objects. Students learn that vectors
are composed of magnitude and direction, and they extend their
knowledge of number systems to the system of vectors.” **
Contains two lesson plans. Excellent

**
LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES FOR MATH – MSTE
**

**
http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/html.f/resource.php**

A group of lesson plans and activities for teaching math.
Excellent

**LET’S COUNT TO 20 – CURRICULUM
UNIT
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U153**

A curriculum unit for grades K-2 on grouping
objects. ** “In this unit, students make groups of 10 to 20
objects, connect number names to the groups, compose and
decompose numbers, and use numerals to record the size of a
group. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities are included
in each lesson. This unit is most appropriate for students
typically in the first grade.” **Contains six lesson
plans. Excellent

**
LINEAR ALIGNMENT – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L771**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on linear equations.

**LINKING LENGTH, PERIMETER AREA AND VOLUME –
CURRICULUM UNIT
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U98**

A curriculum unit on length, perimeter, area and
volume for grades 6-8. *“This cluster
of Internet Mathematics Excursions is based on E-example 6.3 as
described in the Geometry Standard and Measurement Standards.
These lessons are designed for students to understand ratio,
proportion, scale factor, and similarity using perimeter, area,
volume and surface area of various rectangular shapes.*

** The first is an on-line pre-activity to
build students’ understanding of ratio, proportion and
similarity. Another on-line pre-activity follows with similarity
and scale factor. The third lesson involves students comparing
perimeter and area ratios of similar rectangles with various
scale factors using the E-example 6.3.1. E-examples 6.3.2 is the
basis for the fourth and fifth lessons. The fourth lesson focuses
on the relationship between scale factor and volume. The final
lesson highlights the surface area for rectangular prisms in
relationship to scale factor.” **
Contains four lesson plans. Excellent

**
LIVING ON THE GRID: PLAYING AND DECONSTRUCTING
LOGIC GAMES – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20070322thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on the mathematical principles of logic games.

**LOOK AT ME – CURRICULUM
UNIT
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U64**

A curriculum unit for grades K-2 on how to display
data. * “In this unit, students
collect data and display it with tally marks, pictographs, bar
graphs, and glyphs. Some previous experience with classification
will enhance students’ success with this unit. Students explore
logical and numerical relationships. *

** The unit begins with a lesson that focuses
on classification--the foundation for algebraic thinking--and
with a review of one-to-one correspondence. Then students explore
patterns and the relationships between numbers.” **
Contains four lesson plans. Excellent

**LOST IN TRANSLATION:
WRITING ABOUT MATHEMATICS FOR A POPULAR AUDIENCE – LESSON
PLAN NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20040525tuesday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on writing about mathematics.

**
MATH: BATTER UP! – THEMATIC
UNIT
NEW!
http://education.baseballhalloffame.org/experience/thematic_units/math.html**

A unit for grades 5-9 on math in baseball.

**
MATH JEOPARDY – LESSON PLAN**

**
http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/math/cecmath/cecmath046.html**

A lesson plan for grades 4-12 which adapts the Jeopardy game to
math lessons. Excellent

**MATH LESSON PLANS, PUZZLES AND
WORKSHEETS
NEW URL!**

**http://www.edhelper.com/math.htm**

A large number of math puzzles, worksheets and problems. Not just basic math, includes quadratic equations, etc. Excellent

**MATH ON THE MOUND: USING THE WORLD SERIES TO
TEACH MATH – LESSON PLAN**

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20001026thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 in which students brainstorm ways to incorporate baseball into math classes. Excellent

**
MATH TEACHERS PLACE**

**
http://mathforum.org/teachers/**

All kinds of tips and tricks for teaching math at all levels. For
teachers. Excellent

**MATHEMATICAL PROOFS –
LESSON PLAN **

**
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/Lessons.cfm?DocID=109**

A lesson plan for grades
9-12 on mathematical proofs. ** “In this lesson, students
will explore the nature of mathematical proofs and mathematical
inquiry. This lesson would be appropriate after students are
familiar with the Pythagorean Theorem. The nature of logic and
evidence are topics that should come up frequently in science,
history, social studies, and mathematics.” **Excellent

**MATHEMATICS AT THE MALL –LESSON PLAN - NOW
SHOPPING MALL MATH
NEW TITLE AND
NEW URL!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?id=U99**

A double set of lesson plans for grades 3-5 and
grades 6-8 using a shopping mall setting. ** “In the
following lesson, students participate in an activity in which
they develop number sense in and around the shopping mall. There
are two activities in this lesson. The first is appropriate for
grades 3 - 5 and the second for grades 6 - 8. Both grade-level
activities deal with size and space, estimation, measurement, and
applications involving percent.” **Excellent

**
THE MINT: IDEAS FOR TEACHERS - LESSON
PLANS NEW
URL!
http://www.themint.org/teachers/index.html**

Ideas and lesson plans for teaching students in grades 6-12 to manage money. Lessons include: Budgeting Your Financial Resources and The Stock Market: Risks and Rewards. Click on Ideas for Young Kids for excellent ideas on helping children understand how to manage money and how our financial systems work. Excellent

**
MOVEMENT WITH FUNCTIONS – CURRICULUM
UNIT
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U188**

A curriculum unit on linear functions and systems of equations for grades 6-12.

**
MRS. GLOSSER’S MATH GOODIES –
LESSON PLANS & ACTIVITIES**

*
“*** Math
Goodies is a free math help site featuring interactive lessons,
homework help, worksheets and forums! We have over 400 pages of
activities for students, teachers and parents.” **Includes
lots of online lesson plans but some are only available on the
CD-ROM (for sale). Sections: Lessons, CD-ROM, Forums, Homework,
Worksheets, Software, Math Type, and Study Smart. Excellent

**
A NUMBERS PERSON? EXPLORING OUR INTERNAL
CALCULATORS – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20081022wednesday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on innate math ability and estimation.

**NUTRIENTS BY THE NUMBERS: USING MATH TO EXPLORE
NUTRITION – LESSON PLAN**

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20021003thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on percentages. **
“In this lesson, students strengthen their percentage and
fraction skills in comparing the nutritional values of similar
food products. They then individually calculate their daily
intake of various nutrients and compare their diets to
recommended daily percentages.” **Excellent

**
ONE COUNTRY/TWO SYSTEMS – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=EM136&page=teacher**

A lesson on economic measures for grades 9-12.

**ONWARDS AND UPWARDS:
COMPARING NATIONAL AND STATE TUITION INCREASES – LESSON
PLAN NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20041021thursday.html**

A lesson plan on graphs for grades 9-12.

**ORDER OF OPERATIONS BINGO – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L730**

A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on order of
operations. ** “Instead of calling numbers to play Bingo, you
call (and write) expressions to be evaluated for the numbers on
the Bingo cards. The operations in this lesson are addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and division. None of the
expressions contain exponents.” **Excellent

**
PASCAL’S TRIANGLE – LESSON
PLANS
NEW!
http://mathforum.org/workshops/usi/pascal/index.html**

Lesson plans for grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12 on Pascal’s triangle.

**PATTERNS AND FUNCTION LESSON
PLAN
NEW URL!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L269**

A lesson plan for grades 6-8. “** In this
lesson, students will investigate properties of perimeter, area,
and volume related to various geometric two- and three-dimensions
shapes.” **Excellent

**
PAY ATTENTION, PLEASE! EVALUATING THE COSTS AND
BENEFITS OF MULTITASKING – LESSON PLAN NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20081029wednesday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on the costs of multitasking.

**THE PENNY PROBLEM – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=EM257&page=teacher**

A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on the economics of
pennies. **“ Students will research the cost of making the
penny an the use of the penny and come up with reasons why the
penny should or should not be continued to be made and used.”
**

** **

**A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY AT 4.7% EARNED –
LESSON PLAN **

**
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.cfm?lesson=EM157**

A lesson plan on budgeting money. ** “There
are lots of ways to receive income, and lots of ways to spend it.
In this EconomicsMinute you will develop two budgets, or plans,
to help you decide how to allocate your income. Assuming you do
not love making dollar bill rings, there are really only two
things that someone like you can do with your income: spend it or
save it.” **
Excellent

**
PI (E) ANYONE? ESTIMATING PI THREE DIFFERENT WAYS
– LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20080318tuesday.html**

A lesson plan on pi for grades 6-12 .

**PIECES OF PROOF – LESSON PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L727**

A lesson plan on postulates and theorems for
grades 9-12. ** “There is a leap to be made from
understanding postulates and theorems in geometry to writing
proofs using them. This lesson offers an intermediate step, in
which students put together the statements and reasons to build a
formal proof.” **Excellent

**
PLANE MATH
ACTIVITIES
http://www.planemath.com/activities/pmactivitiesall.html**

Three sections: Applying Flying, Pioneer Plane and Plane Math Enterprises. Each has several activities, all with an aviation theme. Excellent

**PLANET SCHICK – MATH
WEBQUESTS AND ACTIVITIES**

**
http://www.meridian.wednet.edu/~dshick/webquest.htm**

A collection of math webquests and activities. Excellent Note: Also in Webquests section.

**PLANNING A
PLAYGROUND- LESSON PLAN
****NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L763**

*A lesson plan
for grades 6-8 on using manipulatives. “*

**
PLAY TO LEARN: USING MATH IN DESIGNING AN
INNOVATIVE PLAYGROUND – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20070111thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on using math in designing a playground.

**POWERFUL PATTERNS – CURRICULUM
UNIT
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U69**

A curriculum unit for grades K-2 on patterns. *
“In this unit, students use logical thinking to
create, identify, extend, and translate patterns. They make
patterns with objects, numbers, and shapes. They also explore a
variety of patterns in mathematics, in physical education, in
science, and in social studies. *

*The lessons in this unit give students an
opportunity to make patterns with a variety of objects. After a
review of classification and seriation, the students will extend
and translate patterns in many modalities and in several
mathematical settings. Although all lessons should be used with
students to ensure that they can recognize, extend, and create
patterns, you may wish to exclude some of them in the interest of
time. *

*Since the value of patterning may not be
apparent to some parents, you may wish to explain that the
students are engaging in a true problem solving activity, one
which builds a foundation for much of later mathematics.
*

** The core is the shortest string of elements
within a pattern that repeats. When presenting patterning tasks,
it is important to repeat the core at least twice.”**
Contains nine lesson plans. Excellent

**THE PRICES ARE CHANGING – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=747&page=teacher**

A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on consumer pricing.
** “Supply, demand, and price are three vitally important
concepts in economics. These three concepts are highly
interdependent and one cannot understand economics until one
understands this interdependence. This lesson will help students
understand that markets are created by the interaction of buyers
and sellers. It also will help them understand supply, demand,
and interaction of supply and demand with price (including the
concept of equilibrium price).” **Excellent

** **

**PRIMARY MATH GAMES
**

**http://www.primarygames.com/math.htm**

A cute collection of math games for primary students. Includes: Little Rocket Man, Trouble Bubbles, Dot’s Checkers and more. Excellent

**
PRIME TIME: DEVELOPING MATH QUIZZES BASED ON PRIME
NUMBERS – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20070315thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on math quizzes.

**PRIZE NUMBERS: A NOVEL APPROACH TO MATH –
LESSON PLAN**

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000427thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on math. “** In
this lesson, students explore what a proof is, how and why
mathematicians create them and finally they compose essays on how
reason and logic are employed in the workplace.”**
Excellent

**
PROBABILITY: THE STUDY OF CHANCE – LESSON PLAN**

**
http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/math/cecmath/cecmath015.html**

A lesson plan for grades 5-12 on probability. ** “The theory
of probability is an important branch of mathematics with many
practical applications in the physical, medical, biological and
social sciences. An understanding of this theory is essential to
understand weather reports, medical findings, political doings
and the state lotteries. Students have many misconceptions about
probability situations.” **Excellent

**
PRODUCT GAME – CURRICULUM UNIT
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U131**

A unit for grades 6-8 on number factors.

**PROJECT INTERACTIVATE – LESSON PLANS**

**http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/**

Extensive math activities and lessons for teachers and students. Most are focused for grades 6-8 but some are applicable for grades 3-5. Sections: Teachers, Students, Lessons, Activities, Elementary, What’s New, Discussions and Tools. Excellent

**PROJECT SKYMATH: MAKING MATHEMATICAL
CONNECTIONS – LESSON PLANS**

**
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/Skymath.html**

A collection of lesson plans for using weather data to teach math. Contains 16 classroom activities for middle school students. Excellent

**
PROVING A (THEOREM) AND DISPROVING A (THEORY):
APPLYING THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM TO REAL LIFE – LESSON PLAN NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20061003tuesday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the Pythagorean Theorem.

**
PUBLIC LAND: DESIGNING A COMMUNITY SPACE USING
PRACTICAL MATH – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20070621thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 7 and up on using math to plan a public space.

**
PUZZLEMAKER.COM**

**
http://www.puzzlemaker.com/**

A puzzle generator from Discovery School in which teachers and
students can create word and math puzzles. Excellent

**
THE RULES OF THE GAME: COMPARING CONCRETE AND
ABSTRACT APPROACHES TO PROBLEM SOLVING - LESSON
PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20080429tuesday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on problem solving.

**
SAMPLING ROCKS – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=110**

A lesson plan for grades K-2 introducing statistics.

**SAVING PRIVATE PENSIONS: EXAMINING CONCERNS
WITH FUTURE FINANCIAL PLANNING – LESSON PLAN
**

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20031113thursday.html**

A lesson plan on finances for grades 6-12. **
“Students will consider the importance of financial security
after retirement, examine current problems with pension plans in
the private sector, research different retirement options, and
create a "How it Works" poster. Then, they will develop public
service announcements illustrating the current problems with
pension plans and a particular option for retirement fund
planning.” **Excellent

**SERVING UP REALITY:
EXPLORING THE COSTS AND CONSIDERATIONS OF OWNING AND RUNNING A
RESTAURANT – LESSON PLAN **

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20031211thursday.html**

A lesson plan on finance
for grades 6-12. * “*** In
this lesson, students will consider the factors that go into
running a restaurant and examine how the restaurant industry
impacts the economy of the United States. Then students will work
in groups to create skeleton proposals for new restaurants and
consider the obvious and hidden costs of this type of business.”
**Excellent

**SHAPE AND SPACE IN
GEOMETRY - ACTIVITIES**

**
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/geometry/**

Online activities about shape and space. For grades K-8. Excellent

**SHAPE HUNT – LESSON
PLAN **

**
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/Lessons.cfm?DocID=133**

A lesson plan on shapes
for grades K-2. ** “In
this investigation, students look for examples of patterns and
shapes in both the natural and designed world. This investigation
uses tangrams, or pattern blocks, in many of the activities.”**
Excellent

**SHAPES AT WORK – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.php?BenchmarkID=2&DocID=130**

A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on shapes. ** “In
this lesson, students will explore various shapes and record
findings in their science journals. They will record shapes that
they find around them, identifying those that can be used to
solve practical problems and build larger structures.” **
Excellent

**
THE SHAPES OF OUR WORLD: EXPERIMENTING WITH THE
LANGUAGE OF GEOMETRY – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20060124tuesday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 7-12 on geometry.

**
SIMON SIMULATION SAYS…: ASSESSING THE ROLE OF
STATISTICS IN BASEBALL STRATEGY – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20090408wednesday.html**

A lesson plan on statistics for grades 7-12.

**SIMPLY THE BEST: DETERMINING CRITERIA OF
GREATNESS IN THE MATH OR SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM – LESSON PLAN**

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19981023friday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on graphs and
statistics. ** “In this lesson, students explore both the
objective and subjective criteria used to determine the
'greatness' of a person or team. Students create graphs comparing
sports statistics and argue the need for other criteria to
adequately judge whether a person or team is 'the best' in their
profession.” **Excellent

**STACKING SQUARES – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L622**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on arranging
squares. ** “This lesson prompts students to explore ways of
arranging squares to represent equivalences involving square- and
cube-roots. Students’ explanations and representations (with
their various ways of finding these roots) form the basis for
further work with radicals.” **Excellent

** **

**STORIES THAT REALLY ADD UP: EXPLORING WAYS IN
WHICH CHILDREN’S STORIES CAN BE USED TO TEACH MATH AND OTHER
SUBJECTS – LESSON PLAN**

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20011012friday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12. ** “In this
lesson, students work in groups to develop math lessons for
younger students that each stems from a popular children's story.
Group members then individually develop lessons for other subject
areas based on their group's story, creating interdisciplinary
units.” **Excellent

**SUPERKIDS MATH
WORKSHEET CREATOR
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/mixed/mixed1.shtml**

Students or teachers can create their own math drill sheets. Sections: Addition, Subtraction, Mixed Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Greater Than/Less Than, and Rounding. Excellent

**SUPPLY AND DEMAND – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L382**

*A lesson plan
for grades 9-12 on linear equations. “*

**
SYMMETRIES – CURRICULUM UNIT
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U138**

A curriculum unit for grades j9-12 on symmetries.

**TEACH ALL STUDENTS
MULTIPLICATION FACTS – LESSON PLANS**

**http://www.multiplication.com/**

Activities and lessons to teach the multiplication tables. Includes ideas for games, quizzes, and much, much more. Note: Has some commercial content but most of the lessons, games and quizzes are free. Excellent

**
TEACHER NET LESSON PLAN EXCHANGE**

**
http://www.teachers.net/cgi-bin/lessons/sort.cgi?searchterm=Mathematics**

A huge collection of math lesson plans for pre-school to senior
high students. These are teacher-submitted and the quality
varies. Excellent

**TEACHERS HELPING TEACHERS MATH LESSON
PLANS
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/**

A full page of lesson math lesson plans. Excellent

**
TESTING THE STATISTICS: ANALYZING TRENDS IN
COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM RESULTS – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20060831thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on analyzing trends.

**THERE HAS TO BE A SYSTEM FOR THIS SWEET PROBLEM
– LESSON PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L766**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on linear
equations. ** “We are confronted with problems on a regular
basis. Some of these are easy to solve, while others leave us
puzzled. In this lesson, students will use problem-solving skills
to find the solution to a multi-variable problem that is solved
by manipulating linear equations. The problem has one solution,
but there are multiple variations in how to reach that
solution.” **Excellent

**THE THINKING BEHIND
THE MATH**

**http://sln.fi.edu/math/index.html**

Online math activities
from the Franklin Institute. Includes: Exhibit Math, Melting Pot
Math: Multicultural Problems for the 21^{st} Century,
PEMDAS, Open-ended Math Problems, Puzzling and Perplexing
Seasonal Math Problems, Neighborhood Math, Mathematics Hotlist,
and Toothpick Puzzles. Excellent

**
TIME CHANGES EVERYTHING: EXPLORING CENSUS DATA
FROM THE LAST CENTURY – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20061009monday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on analyzing census data.

**TIME VALUE OF MONEY – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=EM37&page=teacher**

*A lesson plan
for grades 6-12 on the value of money.
“Suppose your brother or sister owed you $500.
Would you rather have this money repaid to you right away, in one
payment, or spread out over a year in four installment payments?
Would it make a difference either way?”
Excellent*

** **

**TO KEEP THE STRIKE GOING OR TO END IT? THAT
WAS THE QUESTION – LESSON PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=EM134&page=teacher**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the NBA strike of
1998. ** “ According to the Merriam Webster's Collegiate
Dictionary, tenth edition, the term "strike" is defined as a
"temporary stoppage of activities to protest against an act or
condition." This is what the NBA players union decided to do in
July 1998. The term "lockout" is defined as "the withholding of
employment by an employer and the whole or partial closing of his
business establishment in order to gain concessions from or
resist demands of employees." This is what the NBA owners decided
to do. What transpired over a period of several months was one of
the most interesting settlements in labor-movement history. What
were the demands? Who were the winners? Who were the losers? What
incentives drove the behavior of the players and the owners?
Follow the links below and take notes in order to answer these
questions.” **

* *

**
TRIGONOMETRY FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS – LESSON PLAN
****NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L383**

*A lesson plan
for grades 9-12 on trigonometry. “*

**
TROUT POND – CURRICULUM
UNIT
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U142**

A curriculum unit for grades 9-12 on the use of iteration, recursion and algebra to analyze a changing fish population.

**
UNDERSTANDING ECONOMICS – THEMATIC
UNIT
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/issues_in_depth/20080714.html**

A thematic unit on understanding economics for grades 9-12. Includes: Lessons on Economic Basics, Lessons on the Cost of Living, Lessons on Global Economics, Selected NY Times Specials and Multimedia, Crossword Puzzles, Other Web Resources and more. Outstanding. Excellent

**THE UNEMPLOYMENT GAME – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=785&page=teacher**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on statistics.
* “The news media are full of stories
about the unemployment rate. Is it rising? Is it falling? This
lesson will help students understand how this important economic
statistic is calculated. Other statistics related to labor
markets will also be discussed. Also, students will participate
in a short simulation game that will reinforce what they have
learned about these important economic concepts.”*

Excellent

**USING NBA STATISTICS FOR BOX AND WHISKER PLOTS
– LESSON PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L737**

A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on using NBA data for
box and whisker plots. ** “In this lesson, students use
information from NBA statistics to make and compare box and
whisker plots. The data provided in the lesson come from the NBA,
but you could apply the lesson to data from the WNBA or any other
sports teams or leagues for which player statistics are
available.” **Excellent

**
USING CUBES AND ISOMETRIC DRAWINGS – CURRICULUM
UNIT
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U166**

A unit for grades 6-8 using cubes and isometric drawings.

**
USING GRAPHS, EQUATIONS AND TABLES TO INVESTIGATE
THE ELIMINATION OF MEDICINE FROM THE BODY – CURRICULUM UNIT NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U145**

A curriculum unit for grades 9-12 on using graphs, equations and tables.

**USING YOUR MELON FOR MATH: APPLYING FRACTION
MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION RECIPES – LESSON PLAN**

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990715thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 in applied
mathematics. “** In this lesson, students use recipes to
practice their fraction multiplication and division skills by
calculating the amounts of ingredients needed to make specific
recipes, given varied numbers for the 'yield' quantity. Students
will also use these fraction skills to convert small units of
cooking measures to larger units.” **Excellent

**WEATHER
WATCHERS – LESSON PLAN
****NEW!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L287**

*A lesson plan
for grades 3-5 on analyzing data. “*

**A WEIGHTY TASK: ASSESSING THE VALUE OF STANDARD
UNITS OF MEASUREMENT – LESSON PLAN **

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030527tuesday.html**

A lesson plan on measurement for grades 6-12. **
“In this lesson, students aim to understand the need for
standardization of units of measurement. They pose their own
standards for the value of a kilogram and compare them with the
currently used standard. Finally, students invent their own units
of measurement and explain their usage.” **Excellent

**WHAT DOES A DOLLAR REALLY BUY? – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=EM227&page=teacher**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on economics. **“ Students
will describe the purpose of a price index, and how it is
calculated. Then students will describe the weaknesses of the
CPI, and interpret CPI data as a measure of economic health.
Finally, students will identify who is harmed and who is helped
by inflation.” **

**
WHAT GOES UP…? UNDERSTANDING AND TRACKING THE
STOCK MARKET – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20090304wednesday.html**

A lesson plan on the stock market for grades 6-12.

**WHAT GOOD IS MATH? –
UNIT
NEW!
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webunits/math/index.htm**

Activities which show students in middle school how math is used every day. Contains six activities: Art and Math: How Are They Related?, How Did I Get a C in Spanish?, How Do I Get the Most for My Shopping Dollar?, So You’re Planning a Party?, So You’re Planning a Trip?, Will I Ever Be Able to Fill My Piggy Bank?. Excellent

**WHAT’S IN A GRAPH? – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=37**

A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on graphs. **
“The purpose of this lesson is to help students learn how to use
and interpret graphs. The graphs will be pulled from a variety of
sources, and the activities ask students to interpret graphs.
Students need to start this lesson with the knowledge of what a
graph is. They should also know how to observe and collect
data.” **Excellent

**
WHAT’S IN A NAME – CURRICULUM
UNIT
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U151**

A unit for grades 3-5 on pictographs, bar graphs and more.

**WHAT’S IN A SHAPE? –
LESSON PLAN ****
NEW!**

**
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=135**

A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on tangrams.
**“***By
using tangram shapes, children learn the relationships between
shapes, for instance, that two identical right isosceles
triangles fit together to form a square. Additionally, children
learn that three basic shapes—triangles, squares, and
parallelograms, each composed of one or more small right
triangles—can fit together to form many other shapes and figures.
*

*One line of research on how people learn
emphasizes the helpfulness of making multiple representations of
the same idea and translating from one to another. When a student
can begin to represent a relationship in tables, graphs, symbols,
and words, one can be confident that the student has really
grasped its meaning. *

*Students should begin to use all these
features in describing and designing things and increase
substantially the number of geometric shapes and concepts they
are familiar with. For more information on the development of
geometrical thinking, see the related research for this Benchmark
section. (Benchmarks for Science Literacy, p. 352.) *

** Experiences in exploring and understanding
relationships of shapes to each other are important prerequisites
for advanced mathematics. The opportunity to explore shapes will
introduce vocabulary and geometric concepts that are part of
mathematics and everyday problem solving, such as storing
articles in tight spaces or building a model car.”**
Excellent

**WHAT’S YOUR WINGSPAN? – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!**

**
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.php?BenchmarkID=9&DocID=255**

A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on measurement. **
“In this lesson, students will build on previous experiences
and measure each other’s wingspan, and record and analyze the
data.” **Excellent

** **

**
WHELK-COME TO MATHEMATICS – AN I-MATH INVESTIGATION – CURRICULUM
UNIT NEW URL!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U143**

A unit for grades 9-12 on mathematical functions. Sections: Make a Conjecture, Conduct an Experiment, Analyze the Data and Work to a Conclusion. Excellent

**
WORD PROBLEMS FOR KIDS **

**
http://www.stfx.ca/special/mathproblems/welcome.html**

A series of word problems for grades 5-12. Excellent

**
THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT – UNIT
NEW!
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webunits/measurement/**

An introduction to measurement for upper elementary students. Sections: Length, Mass, Temperature, Time and Volume. Each section has basic information and an activity. Excellent

**YOU BET! LEARNING ABOUT PROBABILITY AND
BEHAVIOR IN GAMBLING – LESSON PLAN **

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20010329thursday.html**

A lesson plan on probability for grades 6-12. **
“In this lesson, students will explore the mathematical
probabilities involved in gambling and how these factors affect
people's behavior.” **Excellent

“**YOU
PAID HOW MUCH FOR THAT TICKET?” – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lesson=EM91&page=teacher**

A lesson in economic discrimination for grades 9-12.

**BROWNTOWN MALL – LESSON PLAN
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Applied_Math/APM0013.html**

A lesson plan for grades 4-5 in which they create
a budget, calculate taxes and apply mathematics to real-life
situations. ** “Students will be able to maintain a checkbook
register, calculate taxes, create and implement a budget and use
other classroom skills to become productive members of the small
city of Browntown.”** Very Good

** **

**CALCULATOR PATTERN PUZZLES – LESSON
PLAN **

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Patterns/PAT0199.html**

A lesson plan for K-5 on number patterns. Very Good

**CANDY BASKETS: TRUNCATED PYRAMIDS – ACTIVITY**

**
http://www.math.nmsu.edu/breakingaway/Lessons/candybaskets1/candybaskets.html**

** “Design and make from poster board
open-topped containers in the shape of inverted truncated
pyramids, having a regular polygon (of your choice) for a base.
Adding handles to the containers makes interesting and fun candy
baskets.” **Very Good

**CLASS BANK – LESSON PLAN
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Applied_Math/APM0002.html**

A lesson plan for grade 5 in which students use their math skills to manage a class bank. Very Good

**CONSTRUCTING YOUR OWN SET OF TANGRAMS**

**
http://mathforum.org/trscavo/tangrams/construct.html**

A student activity in which they construct their own set of tangrams. Very Good

**
EGYPTIAN MULTIPLICATION – LESSON PLAN**

**
http://atozteacherstuff.com/lessons/EgpytianMult.shtml**

A lesson plan for 9^{th} grade students. ** “Upon
completion of lecture on Egyptian Multiplication, these ninth
grade general mathematics students will be able to multiply any
two numbers using the Egyptian algorithm with ninety-five percent
accuracy.” **Very Good

**EQUIVALENT FRACTION MUNCH WITH PIZZA PIE –
LESSON PLAN NEW URL!**

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0029.html**

A lesson plan for grades 4-5 on fractions. **
“Use concrete pictorial models to represent fractions and mixed
numbers; relate symbols to the models. Use models and pictures to
compare fractions including equivalent fractions and mixed
numbers; explain the comparison.” **Very Good

**EVALUATING
MATHEMATICAL MODELS – LESSON PLAN
**

**
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/Lessons.cfm?DocID=132**

A lesson plan for grades
9-12 on mathematical models. ** “Because mathematics plays
such a central role in modern culture, scientifically literate
students must develop a basic understanding of the nature of
mathematics. It is important for students to realize that
mathematics, like science and technology, incorporates both
finding answers to fundamental questions and solving practical
problems.” **Very Good

**
EXPLORING EQUATIONS FURTHER – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L564**

A lesson plan on equations for grade 7 and up.

**EXPLORING GEOMETRY ON THE SPHERE – LESSON PLAN
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Geometry/GEO0002.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 in geometry. **
“This particular activity allows students to discover that not
all geometry is Euclidean.” **Very Good

**EXPLORING SIMILARITY USING SCALE DRAWINGS –
LESSON PLAN
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Geometry/GEO0003.html**

A lesson plan for grades 8-12 on the properties of similarity. Very Good

** **

**FRACTION CONVERSION BINGO – LESSON PLAN**

**http://www.col-ed.org/cur/math/math52.txt**Very Good

“The purpose of this lesson is to reinforce previous math lessons involving the relationships between fractions, decimals, and percents.”

**HALLOWEEN MATH WORD PROBLEMS
**

**
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/2ndgrade/halloween.htm**

Primary level math word problems with a Halloween theme. Very Good

**
HYPERBOLAS AND ELLIPSES – LESSON
PLAN
NEW URL!
http://www.math.nmsu.edu/~breakingaway/Lessons/hyperellip1/hyperellip.html**

A lesson plan on hyperbolas and ellipses.

**
LEARNING ABOUT RATIOS: A SANDWICH STUDY – LESSON
PLAN**

**
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/math/math17.txt**

A lesson plan for grades 4-6 on ratios. ** “The purpose of
this activity is to provide students with a concrete introduction
to the concept of ratios.” **Very Good

**LEARNING FRACTIONS
WITH M&M’S – LESSON PLAN **

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0023.html**

A lesson plan for grades
2-3 on fractions. * “*** This
lesson is designed to improve students' understanding of
fractions by using a fun manipulative (M & M candies). The
students will sort their bowl of M & M's into colors and then,
for each color, they will write out, both longhand and
numerically, the fraction that represents how many of their M &
M's are that color.” **Very Good

**
LET’S GO SHOPPING! – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathProblemSolvingShopping1Up.htm**

A lesson plan for primary students on using math when shopping.

**M&M GRAPHING AND PROBABILITY – LESSON
PLAN
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Probability/PRB0005.html**

A lesson plan for grades 1-5 on probability in which students use M&M candies to develop charts and graphs and determine probability. Very Good

**MARS FRACTION HUNT – LESSON PLAN
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0012.html**

A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on fractions. **
“This lesson is designed to give the students practice in the use
of fractions, changing fractions, using equivalent fractions, and
paying attention to detail. This lesson works well at fourth
grade level, but I find it can have good use with advanced third
graders.” **Very Good

**MATH LESSON PLANS **

**
http://www.teachersdesk.com/lessons/lessons_math.htm**

A collection of math lesson plans. Seem to range from K-12. Very Good

**MATHEMATICS ARCHIVE – LESSON PLANS**

**http://archives.math.utk.edu/k12.html**

A full page of links. Sections: Lesson Plans, Software, Topics in Mathematics, Contests and Competitions, Professional Societies and Other. Very Good Note: Also in Websites section.

**
MATHEMATICS IN THE WORKS COLLAGE – LESSON
PLAN NEW
URL!
http://www.successlink.org/GTI/lesson_unit-viewer.asp?lid=3598**

A lesson plan in which students create collages using examples of real-life math uses. Very Good

**MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH –
LINKS AND LESSONS **

**
http://schools.rps205.com/curriculum/middle_school_mathmain.htm**

A page of links and lessons for middle school math students. Very Good

** **

**THE MINORITY MAJORITY: LEARNING ABOUT
PERCENTAGES IN CENSUS FIGURES – LESSON PLAN**

**
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030123thursday.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on percentages. **
“In this lesson, students design a census class and school,
then tabulate the results.” **Very Good

**
MONSTROUS MATH – LESSON PLAN
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0202.html**

A lesson plan on fractions for grades 4-6.

**MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION OF INTEGERS –
LESSON PLAN
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0201.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-7 on integers. **
“This lesson focuses on two basic operations on integers. The
goal is for students to enhance their understanding of
multiplication and division, using counting numbers and their
negative counterparts.” **Very Good

**MULTIPLYING BINOMIALS WITH FOIL – LESSON PLAN
**

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Algebra/ALG0002.html**

A lesson plan for grades 8-10 on algebra. **
“Given two binomials, students will be able to multiply the
correct terms of the binomial together and be able to combine the
two binomials into a single polynomial.” **Very Good

**NUMBER SPIRAL CIRCLE PATTERN – LESSON
PLAN **

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0032.html**

A lesson plan for grade 4 on number patterns. Very Good

**PAPER POOL ANALYZING NUMERIC AND GEOMETRIC
PATTERNS – CURRICULUM UNIT NEW
TITLE AND URL!**

**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U125**

A lesson plan for grades 6-8 in which students play an imaginary game of pool and analyze the number patterns. Very Good

**PROBABILITY: ROLL THE DICE! – LESSON
PLAN **

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Probability/PRB0200.html**

A lesson plan for grades 10-12 on probability. **
“This activity can be used as an introduction to probability.
Students work in pairs to record outcomes when dice are rolled.
Students also research the history and modern uses of
probability.” **Very Good

**REAL-LIFE SITUATIONS USING BASIC MATH SKILLS –
LESSON PLAN **

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Applied_Math/APM0006.html**

A lesson plan for grades 5-10 in which students learn how to budget personal expenses, handle bank accounts and more. Very Good

**ROMAN NUMERALS – LESSON
PLAN **

A lesson plan for grades 5-8 in which students become familiar with Roman Numerals and learn how to manipulate them and translate them into Arabic numbers. Very Good

**SIMULTANEOUS EQUATIONS USING ELIMINATION –
LESSON PLAN NEW URL!**

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Algebra/ALG0004.html**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on equations. **
“The Elimination method is an effective method for solving a
system of two unknowns. This lesson provides students with
immediate feedback using a computer program or online applet.”
**Very Good

**
SMILE METRIC STYLE – LESSON PLAN**

**
http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/math/cecmath/cecmath011.html**

A lesson plan for grades 4-8 on metric measurement. Very Good

**SMILING MAN – LESSON PLAN
**

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Algebra/ALG0003.html**

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on algebra. **
“The students will factor trinominals, with 90% accuracy, and use
the smiling man to check if the factoring is done correctly.”
**Very Good

** **

**SQUARES OF NUMBERS IN MULTIPLICATION – LESSON
PLAN **

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0020.html**

A lesson plan for grades 2-3 on multiplication.
** “It is easy enough for students to memorize 3x3=9, 4x4=16,
etc. but this lesson gives a visual image for these simple
patterns that will facilitate learning other patterns for the
multiplication tables and extend to later math concepts. “
**Very Good

**TANGRAMS – LESSON PLAN
**

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Geometry/GEO0005.html**

A lesson plan for grades 4-12 on tangrams **
“to provide students with some insight as to how the tangram
pieces fit together, and to stimulate their interest in forming
shapes and exploring patterns using the tangram pieces..”
**Very Good

**TEACHING TREASURES
ONLINE INTERACTIVE MATHEMATICS**

**
http://www.teachingtreasures.com.au/maths/Maths_more.html**

An extensive number of printable worksheets for elementary level math students. Also includes flash cards and picture Maths. Very Good

**TRIANGLE INVESTIGATION – LESSON
PLAN **

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0039.html**

A lesson plan for kindergarten on triangles. **
“Students will develop their problem solving skills by
arranging the numbers 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 so that each side of the
triangle adds up to 10.” **Good

**21 GAME – LESSON PLAN
NEW URL!**

**
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0001.html**

A lesson plan for a math game for grades 2-6. **
“One person goes first and says the number "one" or "two."
The other player says the next one or two consecutive numbers.
Each player chooses whether to say one or two numbers during each
turn. The players continue to alternate turns and say the next
one to two consecutive numbers until someone reaches 21.”
**Very Good

**ADDING DECIMALS – LESSON PLAN
**

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0204.html**

A lesson plan for primary students in which they learn how to add numbers containing decimal points. Good

**
ALGEBRA CROSSWORD PUZZLE
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20070918.html**

A crossword puzzle on Algebra from the NY Times for high school students. Good

**
AREA CODE MATH – LESSON PLAN
NEW!
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathSubtraction35AreaCodes.htm**

A lesson plan for grades 4-5 on math.

**THE BIRTHDAY PROBLEM:
A SHORT LESSON IN PROBABILITY – LESSON PLAN**

**http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/reese/birthday/**

A lesson in probability using class birthdays. For middle or high school level math students. Includes a simulation. Good

**CANTEACH NUMBERS – LESSON
PLANS **

**
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/numbers.html**

A short list of lesson plans on numbers range from K-2 to grade 6. Good

**COIN POEMS – LESSON PLANS**

**http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/138.html**

Simple poems to help children remember the worth of coins. Good

http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Arithmetic/ATH0206.html

**
GEOMETRY CROSSWORD PUZZLE
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20010701.html**

A crossword puzzle on Geometry from the NY Times for high school students. It looks blank, you have to scroll down to it. Good

**
MAKING SENSE OF THE CENSUS – LESSON
PLAN
NEW!
http://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/pdf/agcounts/grade9_12_f.pdf**

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on using mean and median in census data. Good

**
MATHEMATICS CROSSWORD PUZZLE
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20000701.html**

A crossword puzzle on Mathematics from the NY Times for high school students. Good

**MEASURE HUNT – 2 ^{ND} GRADE – LESSON
PLAN**

**http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1171.html**

A classroom activity for 2^{nd} grade
students in which they have a treasure hunt using measurements.
Good

**MONEY TRADING SONG – LESSON PLAN**

**http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1326.html**

A simple song to help children learn about coins. Good

**MULTO MATH GAME**

**http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1302.html**

A math game for all levels similar to Bingo. Good

**NOT ALLOWED GAME – LESSON PLAN – NEW URL!**

**
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Applied_Math/APM0011.html**

A lesson plan for grades K-3 in which students will add and subtract coins to use the least number of coins to achieve a given amount. Good

** **

**SUBTRACTION WAR – MATH GAME – LESSON PLAN
**

**http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1071.html**

A lesson plan for elementary students in which they use a deck of cards to form math problems. Short but Good. Good

**TEACH R KIDS MATH**

Online worksheets for pre-school to grade 3. Click on the topics at left for the worksheets. Good

**
UNITS OF MEASURE CROSSWORD PUZZLE
NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20050515.html**

A crossword puzzle on Units of Measure from the NY Times for high school students. Good

**
**

**AERODYNAMIC ADVENTURE – AMELIA EARHART’S FLIGHT
– WEBQUEST NEW!**

**
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/aero/aero.htm**

A webquest for middle school students on plane
math using the flight of Amelia Earhart as a basis. Includes a
number of activities. * “Amelia
Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas, July 24,1898. She was the
first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean. She
recorded many other firsts in aviation history as either pilot or
copilot.Earhart developed an interest in flying during her youth.
In July 1937, as she attempted the first round-the-world flight
via the equator with navigator Frederick J. Noonan, her plane
mysteriously disappeared after takeoff from New Guinea. The
mystery surrounding this flight has puzzled many people.*

** This webquest begins your aerodynamic
adventure to assist Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan in a
successful completion of their flight. We hope you will enjoy
some aerodynamic adventures. During this webquest your group will
face lofty challenges. Try to navigate through the following
activities. Be sure to stay on task!” **
Excellent

**ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE
BASKETBALL: COMPARING STATISTICS – WEBQUEST
NEW!
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM00/amy.html**

A webquest on statistics for high school students.

A
webquest for 3^{rd} grade students using geometry through
quiltmaking.**
“Dear Diary, I have had an amazing idea for a new project, and
I knew that I had to write it down before I forgot it! My goal is
to create a colorful and beautiful quilt with many different
colors, shapes, and patterns. This is what I have in mind:**

*
-at least three different geometric shapes
(Circles and squares, octagons and triangles, and of
course--stars!) *

*
-a symmetrical design (I love symmetry, I wish the
American flag had been more symmetrical!) -patterns using colors,
shapes, or both (Patterns are what make quilts so beautiful!)
*** Creativity is a must
when working with quilts, and the possibilities are endless. The
more I think of different quits the more ideas I have. I only
hope that I will be able to bring this dream to life!
Sincerely, Betsy” **Excellent

**COOPERSTOWN BOUND? –
WEBQUEST
NEW!**

**
http://teacherweb.com/NY/Madill/CooperstownBound/index.html**

A webquest combining math and baseball statistics for 5^{th}grade students. “Statistics are very important to sports, and perhaps even more so to baseball. A seemingly intrinsic part of the game is the keeping of statistics on the achievements of the players. The practice was started by Henry Chadwick in the 19th century who devised the concepts of batting average and earned run average based on his experience of cricket. Statistics have been kept for the Major Leagues since their creation. General managers and baseball scouts study player statistics to decide what players to try to get for their team. Managers, catchers and pitchers study statistics of batters on opposing teams to figure out how best to pitch to them and position the players. Managers and batters study opposing pitchers to figure out how best to hit them. Managers often base their personnel

Excellentdecisions during the game on statistics, such as choosing who to put in the lineup, or which relief pitcher to bring in. When a player's career is over, there is only one crowning achievement they can obtain. The greatest players are elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Based on statistics, can you decide which players will eventually be elected into the Hall of Fame?”

**
CRACK THE MAGIC CODE – WEBQUEST
NEW!**

**
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/codes/**

A webquest on patterns for 4^{th} grade
students. ** “Your group’s task is to first try to decipher
Merlot’s code by studying code as group, and then each individual
will study a specific code and become an expert in that specific
code, answering questions and taking notes on the code they have
chosen, learning all you can about how the code works and who
uses the code. After you have researched your code thoroughly,
you will work with your group and share your information about
your code. Together you will mind map/create a chart of the
similarities and differences of each code. Then you will decide
which code Merlot has used and decode his message. After
decoding, your group will work together to create your very own
group code. You can use information from the codes you learned
about and even use parts of these codes in your own self made
secret code. You will then use your code to write a message to
Prof. Chastin, telling him of Merlot’s evil plot and asking him
to rescue your group from the mountain.” **Excellent

**CREATING A PERSONAL BUDGET
WEBQUEST
NEW!**

**
http://www.verity.ashland.k12.ky.us/J.Justice/Personal_Budget/Index.htm**

A webquest for 7^{th} grade students on
creating a personal budget. ** “The objective of this
Webquest is for you to create a budget based on the salary you
will receive for the career you choose. You will include finding
a house, finding a car, and developing a budget based on this
career choice that will match your income. It will be necessary
for you to make some calculations to determine monthly payments
for house, car, food, and utilities. Remember to follow your
dreams, but these dreams, like everything else, cost.” **
Excellent

** **

**CURRENCY EXCHANGE AND THE GANG OF FIFTEEN –
WEBQUEST NEW!**

**
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/gang1.htm**

A webquest for grades 4-10 on currency and math.
** “One of the many challenges of traveling in foreign
countries is trying to determine how much things actually cost in
dollars, even though we are using local currency. This activity
provides students with that opportunity as they "travel" around
the world on the trail of the gang of fifteen.” **
Excellent

**DON’T BURN, BUILD! BRIDGE DESIGN CHALLENGE –
WEBQUEST
NEW!**

**
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/bridge/**

A webquest for high school students on geometry
and physics. ** “To enter the bridge contest for the city of
Kolkata, you must design a blueprint of the bridge. Each of you
will choose a role and research information in those roles. You
will then come together as team members, bringing knowledge of
architecture and environment, construction, and structural
engineering to the project. Consider each branch of knowledge
since all will be important factors in designing your bridge.
Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, is an expanding
metropolis and the site of a major port. A steady stream of
traffic crosses the three major bridges that currently connect
the city of Kolkata, on the west bank of the river Hooghly, to
the twin city of Howrah. Residents and travelers require the new
bridge over the Hooghly River for two main reasons. Ease traffic
congestion on the bridges Connect northern suburbs of Kolkata
(and international airport) to industrial center of Howrah You do
not need to consider cost in designing the bridge; a major
financial donor with a business interest will be providing the
funding. After designing the blueprint of your bridge, you will
make a persuasive presentation to the class justifying your
bridge design. You will need to convince your peers, acting as
the contest judges, that your design is the best based on your
research and analysis of the landscape, environment, and bridge
structure.” **We found some broken links on this site.
You’ll have to add your own. Excellent

**ETHNOMATHEMATICS WEBQUEST
**

**http://home.mindspring.com/%7Emjg2/ethalt.html**

A webquest on the different ways math was
developed in different countries**.** ** “Mathematics is
not a linear science! Cultures all over the world have made
important discoveries. As explorers traveled the world, they
brought to their own countries the advancements in math and
sciences they found in the various places they visited. Textbooks
tell us a lot about the Greeks and the Europeans and their
marvelous contributions; now your job is to find out what other
peoples developed through the years. As you learn some
mathematical facts from a variety of cultures, try to decide
which you think are the most interesting and important. This may
be the basis for your presentation project!” **Excellent

** **

**EVALUATING MATH GAMES WEBQUEST**

**
http://students.itec.sfsu.edu/itec815/loosli/studentpage.html**

A webquest in which students play math games and
evaluate them according to different roles. ** “Your group
will be playing "educational" math games and deciding which ones
are worth recommending and which ones are just junk. Now, of
course, people have different opinions on what makes a game "fun"
or "boring" or "educational" or "worthwhile" so you will be
evaluating the games from several perspectives. One of you will
take the roll of teacher, looking for the math content,
difficulty level, and appropriateness of the game. Another will
take the roll of parent concerned with the general educational
content and challenging "why not just use a book?" The final role
is of a student concentrating primarily on the graphics and
actual enjoyment of the game. After playing around a bit you will
compile your observations and make a recommendation.” **
Note: We found a couple of broken links within this site.
Excellent

**FIX IT UP! RENOVATE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD PARK –
WEBQUEST NEW!**

**
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/fixitup/**

A webquest on math for middle school students.
* “You will work in a group of three
students, each playing a role, for this task. Your team will be
trying to renovate the Greenwood Park in San Diego, California;
so you will begin by searching for materials needed to make the
park beautiful once again. This renovation will include: ●
Landscaping ● Replacement and addition of recreation equipment
● Replacement and addition of facilities within the park. In
your specific roles, you will research equipment and facilities
from various manufacturers and decide on which you will use to
replace the originals in Greenwood Park. Remember to choose
materials for cost and function. After deciding on the different
items individually, you will come together in your group and make
a final decision. Then you will create a budget of your
renovation costs so the mayor can choose a good plan for a good
price.*

** After creating the renovation plan, you will
draw the park layout after your renovations with pictures from
the Web. You will present this on a piece of poster board.
Although several items are already located within the park, you
will be able to move them to where you choose when you create
your renovated park.” ** We found a
couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

**THE GREAT PYRAMID – WEBQUEST
NEW!**

**
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/x/jxz8/Student_Webquests/Shatto/PYRAMID1.HTM**

A webquest for secondary geometry students on
pyramids. ** “After researching the Great Pyramids, you and
your partner will use the information you found to construct a
scale model of the Great Pyramid, perform mathematical analyses
from the data you have collected and make a short presentation
using this information. You will also analyze a specific topic
that is of interest to both of you.” **Some links were
broken. Excellent

**IT’S A MATH WORLD – WEBQUEST
NEW!
**

**
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/mathworld/**

A webquest on math for 5^{th} grade
students. ** “Well...are you all ready for this? When you
have completed this WebQuest, you and your group will have
created a new children's book. Not only will you have this book
to be proud of, you will also learn a lot about how Math is used
in the real world. So, your main task is to create this book that
is similar to a book that your teacher will read to you called
Math Curse.
You will work with your group members to explore the Internet and
find out how so many things in your life are related to Math and
decide on reasons of why the Math concepts are important, and
then you will use your writing and drawing skills to create a
masterpiece - your very own children's book.” **Excellent

**LOOK WHO’S FOOTING THE BILL – WEBQUEST
NEW!**

__
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/democracy/debtquest.html__

A webquest on the national debt for junior high students and up.
* “Probably you! That's who's going to
foot the bill. At least you will in the future because the United
States' national debt stands at over 5 trillion dollars (that's a
five with, uh... 12 zeroes after it?).*

*If we don't like the idea that the U.S.
Government uses money it doesn't have, why don't we all pitch in
right now to clear the debt once and for all? Maybe you've
already sampled Money Matters? and have some ideas about saving &
spending? So, you know, we could all dig deep into our pockets,
raid our piggy banks, give up a couple goodies, maybe even skip a
present or two on our birthdays? *

*Yeah, right. How about this question: you
got $20,000 in your savings? Even if you did, would you mind not
going to college or putting off buying your own home someday?*

*What about this plan: we can skip lunch and
save that money... For the next 18 years!? At $3.00 per lunch,
day-in and day-out that's what it would take. Does this bother
you at all? *

*And why are you kids the ones who will have
to pay off the U.S. National Debt? Ummm... because adults don't
feel like it? How about now? Are you getting angry yet?
*

*But wait! Some people say we don't need to
worry about the debt. What we need is to keep growing the
economy. After all, with the Internet and e-commerce, we live in
a new era where it's important to boost the global economy. Then
the debt will take care of itself. *

*Do you find all these huge numbers and
disagreeing arguments confusing? Are you tempted to just ignore
it? Have you got twenty grand in the bank? Thought so. Maybe we
better look into this a little more deeply? Maybe even do
something about it?*

** Welcome to democracy! Now let's get busy on
this WebQuest. Move through the links below to complete
this WebQuest. Start with the Question / Task or turn to the
Help! page for a Teacher's Guide. The Rubric link shows how
students completing the WebQuest could be evaluated. The
Dictionary link pops open a small window so users can find
definitions online.”**
There are additional links and updates in
the Help section for teachers. Excellent

**MATH MAGAZINE WEBQUEST **

**
http://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/webquest/math/mag.html**

A math webquest for middle school students. “** Your
group has been chosen to form the first Math Magazine for teens!
We all know how exciting mathematics can be and we want to share
this excitement with the whole world! Each of you will be
creating exciting articles, puzzles, challenge problems, cartoons
and advertisements. You will then edit your individual work as a
group and your math teen magazine will be born!” **
Excellent

**MATH WEBQUESTS
NEW!**

**
http://pages.cthome.net/jfleary/XWQ4M.htm**

A collection of webquests on math topics. We found a couple didn’t work. Excellent

**MATH WEBQUESTS
NEW!**

**
http://www.rblewis.net/technology/EDU506/WebQuests/math.html**

A collection of math webquests. Some indicate the grade level, some don’t. Definitely worth checking out. Excellent

**MATH WEBQUESTS
HOTLIST**

**
http://www.iwebquest.com/hotlists/mathwebquest.htm**

A full page of math webquests. Excellent

** **

**MONEY AND ECONOMICS
WEBQUEST **

**
http://www.geocities.com/lmautz3417/money_economics_quest.html**

A math webquest for grades 3-5. ** “The
economy of our nation is in danger! It is your mission as a
"Junior Detective" to learn all that you can about money and
economics, as well as, identify counterfeit money that is being
passed throughout our banks and stores by "America’s Most Wanted"
felons. Follow the clues to learn the information and locate
evidence of counterfeit bills. Additionally, you must also go
undercover and pose as an employee in a business, and then as an
entrepreneur starting your own business. While you are
undercover, you must also gather important information at each
location so that we will have records to share with future
detectives. Use your Junior Detective skills to collect the
necessary information and solve the crime. So begin your
investigation and learn valuable real-life skills, as you gather
important information about money and economics.” **Note:
We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

**PERSONAL BUDGET WEBQUEST
NEW!**

**
http://teachers.oregon.k12.wi.us/stauffacher/budgetwq/main.htm**

A webquest for junior/senior high students on
creating a personal budget. *“A budget is a plan for using
your money in a way that best meets your needs and wants--it is
the first step toward financial success. **
A budget is all about making
your own choices*** . By using a budget you
will learn how to live within your income, avoid running out of
money between paychecks, evaluate your spending habits, make wise
spending choices, set aside savings for unexpected expenses, and
develop good money management skills that will help you reach
your financial goals.” **Very thorough and detailed.
Excellent

** **

**MR. PITONYAK’S PYRAMID PUZZLE - WEBQUEST**

A project for middle school students in which they must determine how much it would cost to build and Egyptian pyramid. Excellent

**A PIZZA FAMILY REUNION –
WEBQUEST
NEW!**

**
http://www.angelfire.com/home/chas/WQ.html**

A webquest for 7^{th} grade students on
using math to determine the number of pizza slices needed. **
“Your family is having a reunion, and, since last time you and
your cousins complained about Aunt Misha's meatball surprise, you
have been put in charge of the food. After much consideration,
you have decided to make homemade pizza. You decide to ask your
Mom for help, and she says that, aside from doing the shopping,
you are on your own. She does, however, let you know that there
will be 60 people at the reunion, and each of them will need 4
slices, (1/2 of a pizza). She also said that, in order to have a
diverse menu, that you should make 3 different types of pizza,
with 1/3 being one type, 1/2 being another type, and the rest
being a third type.” **Excellent

** **

**PLANET SCHICK – MATH
WEBQUESTS AND ACTIVITIES**

**
http://www.meridian.wednet.edu/~dshick/webquest.htm**

A collection of math webquests and activities. Excellent Note: Also in Lesson Plans section.

**RAPUNZEL, RAPUNZEL, LET DOWN YOUR…. GEOMETRY
WEBQUEST FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS
**

**
http://members.fortunecity.com/lmautzcharles/mainpage.html**

A webquest for grades 1-3** . “Each
day when the prince visits Rapunzel, he needs to bring a piece of
silken rope to make into a ladder. Your goal is to gain points
to get the thread for the prince. He needs 50 pieces to make it
to the bottom of the tower. Each time you complete a task, you
will gain points. Keep track of your points on the scoreboard.
When you reach 50, you will have gained enough silken rope pieces
to help the prince and Rapunzel escape the tower and live
"happily every after!" **
Note: We found some
broken links on this site. Excellent

** **

**STEP RIGHT UP! CREATE A CLASSROOM CARNIVAL –
WEBQUEST NEW!
**

**
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/carnivalmath/**

A webquest for 4^{th} grade students on
math. ** “Your class will be divided into groups of three.
Each group will pick two popular carnival games to research. Each
group member will hold a specific role that will help determine
which of the games will raise the most money and best serve the
school at the carnival. After research is completed, the group
members will come together with their data and decide which game
should be made. You have been given a budget of $50.00 to spend
on your supplies. You will purchase your supplies from the
Classroom Carnival Store. Once each group finishes their game,
it's time for the carnival! Each group will set up its game
around the classroom and you will get to see if your group's
research was correct - and have fun playing your classmates'
games, too!” **Excellent

**THE TITANIC – WHAT CAN NUMBERS TELL US ABOUT
HER FATAL VOYAGE? – WEBQUEST**

**
http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~edtech/webquest/titanic.html**

A secondary level math webquest in which students
use spreadsheets to create tables and graphs. ** “One of
today's hottest topics is the discussion of "The Titanic" - the
movie - and its stars. But what do you know about the REAL
Titanic? its passengers? its crew? This webquest will help you
and an assigned partner to explore these topics and look at them
from a mathematical perspective. In the process, you will find
not only interesting facts and dramatic stories, but also
numerous statistics related to the event. The statistics tell
stories of their own. It will be your job to discover some of
these stories and share your results.” **Excellent

**
**

**AIRFARES – WEBQUEST
NEW!
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM00/lisa.html**

A webquest on purchasing airline tickets for high school students.

**ALGEBRA PORTFOLIO – WEBQUEST
**

**
http://www.aea13.k12.ia.us/technology/WebQuests-2001/Algebra_Portfolio/algebraportfolio.html**

An algebra webquest for 9^{th} grades
students. ** “You will put together a portfolio of the
activities we have completed through the school year. You then
need to select a career or what you might like to do in life and
see how you would address at least four different types of real
life activities involving algebra equations. You need to explain
how to set up your equation and you need to describe crisply and
clearly how to solve the equation step by step. When
appropriate, graph your results so you can show a conclusion of
your findings.” **Note: We found a couple of broken links
on this site. Very Good

**BALD EAGLES OF MISSOURI –
WEBQUEST
NEW!**

**
http://suburb.semo.net/jrussell/Eagles.htm**

A webquest for grades 6-8 using bar graphs to
depict eagle counts. Easily adaptable to New Jersey. **
“Most people don't think of the value the many lakes, streams,
and rivers of Missouri hold for many migrating waterfowl.
Missouri ranks as one of the top states in migrating eagles. You
may have heard the phrase, "A picture is worth a thousand words."
A bar graph does just that. It is a great way to organize and
display a lot of information, such as the annual eagle counts of
Missouri” **Add your own links for Eagle Facts. Very Good

**CINDERELLA WEBQUEST**

**
http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq121/**

A webquest for grades 1-2. Students must use math to figure out how to get Cinderella to the ball without using magic. Very Good

**A CREATIVE ENCOUNTER OF THE NUMERICAL KIND –
WEBQUEST NEW!**

**
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/gabbard/index.htm**

A webquest for middle school students on math.
** “The year is 2073 A.D. and the
President of the United Nations has drafted you (because of your
famous mathematical brain) to join a team of mathematical
consultants to travel to Zonetia, a recently discovered planet in
a neighboring galaxy. King Zoppo (he's the green guy on the Home
page) of the Zony Tribe on Zonetia insists that his primitive
society cannot begin to make technological advancements unless
they have guidance to develop a brand-new base 4 number system to
fit the Zonies' two-fingered hands. That's right; they have two
hands just like you, but each hand has only two fingers.
Therefore, they need a specially-tailored number system with only
four symbols. In order to best preserve Zony culture, King
Zoppo, in his wisdom, has requested that the new number symbols
be different than those used on Earth. Because King Zoppo knows
that Earthlings spent thousands and thousands of years developing
the current U.S./European number system, he wants you to use your
experience to assist him in leading his people through an
efficient process, instead of leaving them to build their own
number system slowly, through trial and error. There's no time
to waste! In exchange for your work King Zoppo has promised to
send much-needed energy resources to planet Earth. Although the
mission is considered dangerous, the success of your team could
bring you fame and fortune and make life better for billions of
Zonies and Earthlings.” **Warning:
The Egyptian Numerials link takes you to a dating site.
Substitute something else. Very Good

**
DESIGN A CLUBHOUSE – MATH WEBQUEST **

**
http://www.mhcbe.ab.ca/ict/CurrSup/clubhouse/clubhouse.htm**

A webquest for 4^{th}-5^{th} grade math
students. ** “Congratulations, "We Build
It All Incorporated" an architectural firm that specializes in
creating blueprints for building projects has just hired you.
Your boss, Ray, the builder, has just assigned you a new
project. You must design a blueprint and floor plan for a
high-class club house to be sold by Hoger Building Supplies.”
**Very Good

**GEOMETRY MEETS POETRY – WEBQUEST
NEW!**

**
http://newman.needham.k12.ma.us/learningmaps/webquests/new_math_poetry/main.htm**

A webquest for junior high students on geometry.
“** What do poetry and math have in common? The NES Publishing
Company has hired Mrs. Deane's class and Mrs. Modena's class to
find out! Your role will be to merge geometry with poetry, and
create an animated gif that reflects the changes your selected
geometric concept goes through! Your poems will be part of a
poetry collection that will surely be used by other teachers to
revolutionize the teaching of geometry. Your success in working
on this project is certain to influence future generations for
years to come.” **Includes examples of completed
projects. We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

**GREAT MATHEMATICIANS
WEBQUEST **

**
http://www.shakamak.k12.in.us/tophat/cthorlton/math.htm**

A webquest on mathematicians for grades 9-12. **
“Generally, courses in mathematics spend so much time
introducing and practicing specific mathematical concepts that
the history of mathematics is often neglected. This project will
give you an opportunity to explore the background of a specific
mathematician and hopefully, in the process, gain an appreciation
of math history. During the course of the project you and a
partner will: •search the web for relevant facts about your
mathematician • find a photograph or drawing of your
mathematician •organize the data into a series of slides in a
Power Point presentation • present the information you found to
the rest of the class.” **Poor links. Very Good

**THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICIANS AND PHYSICISTS –
WEBQUEST **

**
http://education.nmsu.edu/webquest/wq/math/mathpyswq.htm**

A webquest on the contributions of mathematicians
and physicists for junior/senior high students. ** “You are
members of a group of researchers who are studying the history of
contributions to BOTH mathematics and physics. Each group will
consist of five students. Each student in the group should
research two different people from this list. After researching
the people in the list go back to your group to discuss your
findings. Then, choose five of them and describe the specific
contribution that each person made to both mathematics and
physics. Finally, you will be making a presentation to your
classmates on your findings.” **Very Good

**THE HISTORY OF
MATHEMATICS – WEBQUEST **

**
http://www.itsco.org/webquest/class/jswitzer/webquest.html**

A webquest on the
history of mathematics for 9^{th} grade students. *
“*** Ms. Jones's eighth
grade students asked her who invented mathematics. She is very
busy with end of the semester responsibilities and isn't sure she
will have enough time to find the information for her students.
She would like you to help her out. She would like you to
research two ancient cultures and compare the mathematics they
used.” **Very Good

**IT’S A THRILL: ROLLER COASTER STATISTICS –
WEBQUEST **

**
http://edservices.aea7.k12.ia.us/edtech/teacherpages/amswick/index.html**

A webquest on statistics. ** “Your class is
really fortunate, you have earned a trip to a theme park. You
will be taking this field trip the last day of school. Where
should you go? How about a theme park? Your task is to research
eight roller coasters and decide which roller coaster offers the
best thrill based on height, length, and maximum speed.”
**Very Good

**
LOCAL STUDENT CHASED UP A TREE! – A MATH
WEBQUEST
**

A webquest for middle school students in which they must calculate whether a rescue helicopter can pluck an unlucky student from a tree before the bear climbs the tree. Very Good

**
THE MATH MISSION
WEBQUEST **

**
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/spring99webquests/student/sjeffcrawford/home.html**

A webquest on mathematicians for middle school students. **
“CONGRATULATIONS! You have been selected to serve on the Search
Committee for your school. The year is 2037, and your school is
seeking an extraordinary mathematician to guide its students.
The Search Committee must research famous mathematicians and
recruit a prospective candidate. You and the other members of
the committee have been authorized access to the Department of
Education's Time Machine and must convince the famous
mathematician to travel to the future for the benefit of
mankind. You have two weeks to accomplish this mission
successfully. Good Luck!” **Note: We found some broken
links on this site. Very Good

**MATH WEBQUESTS
**

**
http://emints.more.net/info/northeast/mathwebquests.html**

A collection of math webquests. Includes brief evaluations. Very Good

**PENNY-PINCHER’S STOCK MARKET SWEEPSTAKES –
WEBQUEST **

**
http://edservices.aea7.k12.ia.us/edtech/teacherpages/dstephens/index.html**

A webquest on investing for middle school
students. ** “Your team may have already won the
Penny-Pinchers' Clearing House $100,000 Grand Prize. Since these
stingy individuals won't let go of their money easily, they will
only award the grand prize to a group of young financial experts
who will invest their winnings wisely. The Penny-Pinchers also
want young people to practice applying math skills, realize the
importance of saving money, and encourage future investments in
stocks.” **Very Good

**PLAN YOUR OWN TRIP TO ASIA
OR AFRICA – WEBQUEST
NEW!
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM00/laura.html**

A webquest for middle students and up on planning a trip with budget constraints. Students use both Excel and PowerPoint in their planning.

**SEARCHING FOR
SOLUTIONS MATH WEBQUEST**

**
http://gouchercenter.edu/jcampf/searching_for_solutions.htm**

A webquest on
problem-solving. * “*** This
web-based unit will introduce students to strategies and
real-life practice activities for applying problem-solving
skills. Students will investigate real problems through a
variety of websites and group activities. They will become
familiar with eight strategies and will practice using these
strategies to use the Internet to obtain information, analyze
data, make decisions, and apply problem-solving skills to find
solutions to real-life situations.” **Very Good

**TEACHING
TESSELLATIONS – WEBQUEST **

**
http://edservices.aea7.k12.ia.us/edtech/teacherpages/skgreen/index.html**

A webquest for junior
high students on tessellations. * “*** Your
group has been asked to write a book explaining tessellations.
This book will be used by 4th, 5th and 6th graders at a
neighboring elementary school. As you create your book make sure
it is age appropriate, user friendly, visually appealing and has
a consistent style.” **Very Good

**WHAT’S IN A LINE? –
WEBQUEST **

**
http://edservices.aea7.k12.ia.us/edtech/teacherpages/jbrown/index.html**

An algebra webquest for
middle school students. *“*** We
have studied solving and graphing linear equations. We have also
studied the slope-intercept form of a line. Now we will visit the
Internet and see how linear equations come up in real life. You
will work in groups. Your group will chose a real life situation
to investigate. Some of you will compute the number of calories
that you will burn dancing or golfing or running. Some of you
will investigate car prices, maybe the cost of a TransAm or a
Corvette. Others will investigate scores in the NBA or WNBA. You
will gather data, write an equation, draw a graph and collaborate
to draw conclusions based on analysis of your data. You will also
send e-mail to Dr. Math. All to see how linear equations are part
of our daily life.” **Very Good

**ELLIPSES – WEBQUEST**

**
http://jets.utep.edu/americas/cwarren/ellipses/webquest.htm**

A webquest for Algebra II students on ellipses. ** “In
Algebra 2, you discuss conic sections. In class you learn about
the equations for ellipses, parabolas, circles, and hyperbolas.
In this web quest, you will focus primarily on ellipses. You will
discover the history surrounding the ellipse, the algebraic
model, and the use of the ellipse in design development and in
the space program. You will work on several projects involving
design development and in the tracking of satellites.” **
Note: This site has a lot of broken links in the Resources
section that would need to be updated. Good

**FRANCHISE – WEBQUEST
NEW!**

**
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/memorial/franchise/**

A webquest for grades 6-8 on investing money. **
“How do you think you could make it rich? Have you ever
thought about opening your own restaurant? Many people choose to
quit their jobs and try opening their own restaurants. This can
sometimes be a very risky business. People choose to open a
business that is already well known. This is called a Franchise.
In this lesson, your class will investigate different franchises
and decide which one is best to invest in.” **Many of the
links are broken. You’ll need to add your own. Good

**
MATH QUEST – WEBQUEST**

**
http://www.ga.k12.pa.us/curtech/WEBQPRE/nighclas/tomquest/html/**

A webquest in which students critique math web sites. Note: We
found a couple of broken links on this site. Good

**MATH THROUGH THE AGES – WEBQUEST
NEW!**

**
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/amcelvain/webquest/**

A webquest for middle school students on the
history of mathematics. ** “This WebQuest will give you an
overview of the history of mathematics. You will be visiting
different time periods and cultures in order to solve a modern
math problem.” **Good

**
MATH WEBQUEST**

**
http://www.math.eku.edu/greenwell/MAT303/WEBQUEST/**

A webquest in which students evaluate other math webquests on the
Internet. Good

**
MATH WEBQUESTS**

**
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM99/**

A page with links to a few math webquests. Good

**METRIC QUEST
NEW!**

**
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/metricquest/**

A webquest on the metric system for grades 5-6.**
“The Worldwide Commission of Measurement (WCM) has put the lives
of millions of people into your hands. It has asked you to decide
whether or not the United States should be like the rest of the
world and change to the metric system of measurement, called
metrication.” **We found a couple of broken links on this
site. Good

**MONEY, MONEY, MONEY –
WEBQUEST **

**
http://www.griswold.k12.ia.us/DeniseLswebquest/mywebquest/t-money.htm**

A money webquest for 1^{st}
grade students in which students learn to identify different
coins and convert nickels to dimes, etc. Good

Disclaimer: We cannot check every link within each site.

Prepared by the Cumberland County AVA Center staff. Please call
#856-451-0817 or email:
**avacenter@cumbavac.org** with questions or suggestions
for future web site lists. This list is also posted on our
website at**
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The site list is also posted on two other web sites::

**http://www.cjims.org/links.htm**

October 2009

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